NSWALC, with assistance of the Office of the Registrar, has developed a helpful guide to the land claim process: Land Claims Manual for Local Aboriginal Land Councils [PDF].

In addition to this NSWALC has developed a Land Claims Tip Sheet which is designed to provide LALCs with a step- by- step guide to identifying and assessing land for its potential to be claimed, right through to the completion of a land claim application. See Land Claims Tip Sheet - Investigating and Lodging Land Claims in Other Publications.

Land claims must be lodged in writing with the Registrar, using the form Land Claim for Land Pursuant to Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 (NSW) [PDF].

The claim should identify the land claimed as clearly as possible.

All land claims should be signed by the Land Council's Chairperson.

Land Claim Manual

The claim form can be posted, emailed, faxed or delivered in person to:

The Office of the Registrar Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983
11-13 Mansfield Street Glebe NSW 2037
PO Box 112 Glebe NSW 2037  
Phone (02) 9562 6327 or (02) 9562 6328

Fax (02) 9562 6350


For more information on Land Claims, please contact the Land Claims Unit at NSWALC on (02) 9689 4444.