Best Wishes to the Land Rights Network and NSWALC closedown

12 December, 2022

12 December 2022

NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) would like to wish all Local Aboriginal Land Council Members, Boards and Staff a happy, healthy and safe holiday break with your families and loved ones.

2022 has been another challenging year as we navigated the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and serious flood issues across the state. Flood threats continue, as the state also enters bushfire season.

2023 will be an important year for the Land Rights Network as we continue our work in community, and look forward to a significant milestone, with the 40th Anniversary of the  Aboriginal Land Rights Act (1983) (ALRA). Details on celebrations will be announced in the new year.

In the meantime, please see some contacts and links below relating to flood and bushfire information and NSWALC’s closedown period.


For emergency help in floods, call the NSW State Emergency Service (SES) on 132 500.

Current SES emergency warnings and evacuations are available at the NSW SES Hazard Watch, and for flood preparedness and safety advice, please visit the NSW FloodSafe website.


The bushfire threat is also ever-present. Months of heavy rain have fuelled strong grass growth over huge parts of the state, and have delayed fire mitigation efforts.

The NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) has extensive information available on its website, including Area Commands and Local Fire Control Centres and the “Fires Near Me” map, which is also available as an app for mobile phones.

The NSW Government’s “Disaster Assistance Finder” is available here, for both floods and bushfires.

For all urgent or life-threatening matters of health and safety, call your local emergency services or Triple-O.


The NSWALC Zone Offices and Head Office in Parramatta will close down for two weeks across the Christmas and New Year period.

NSWALC offices will be closed from midday on Friday December 23 and reopen at 9am on Monday January 9, 2023.

Many happy returns for the holiday period, and we look forward to continuing our work together in 2023.


We pay our respects to the Traditional Owners of the lands where we work as well as across the lands we travel through. We also acknowledge our Elders past, present and emerging.

Artwork Credit: Craig Cromelin, from a painting he did titled, "4 favourite fishing holes". It is a snippet of his growing years on the Lachlan River, featuring yabby, turtle, fish and family.