Tamworth Land Council has operated for over thirty years. During this time the Land Council has acquired fifteen residential properties, the LALC office, and thirteen parcels of land. The land is generally of unknown Aboriginal cultural significance, but one particular parcel is of substantial cultural significance.
The activities of the Land Council in the past have mostly focused on providing benefit to certain members in the form of housing, access to transport, emergency funds, community programs and administrative support.
The Tamworth Local Aboriginal Land Council boundary includes Tamworth, Manilla, Barraba and Bendemeer, as indicated in the map below. The area is primarily pastoral or bush land and includes Split Rock Dam, Keepit Dam and Chaffey Dam. Some areas contain rock art, burial grounds, ceremonial grounds, middens and numerous artefacts.
The Indigenous population within the Land Council boundary is said to be 4,722 by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (2011 Census Estimates), but the local community believe the actual size to be 8,000 to 10,000. The Aboriginal population is concentrated in the Tamworth city and surrounds.