Performance Audit of Aboriginal Land Claim Processes

23 June, 2021

23 June 2021

Performance Audit of Aboriginal Land Claim Processes

The Audit Office of New South Wales is conducting a performance audit to assess whether government agencies are effectively facilitating and administering Aboriginal land claim processes.

The audit will focus on the activities of the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, the Department of Premier and Cabinet NSW (including the Office of the Registrar), and the NSW Aboriginal Land Council.

The Audit Office conducts performance audits to provide independent information to the Parliament of New South Wales and the public about how well government activities, programs and services are delivered.

To foster opportunities to contribute insights to the audit, Local Aboriginal Land Councils (LALCs) will receive an invitation via email from the Audit Office to provide a written submission.

LALCs may also be invited to take part in a consultation.

The final report will be tabled in the NSW Parliament and made available on the Audit Office website.

More information about the audit can be viewed here:

You can also subscribe to the audit via the page above. If you subscribe to the audit, you will receive a notification from the Audit Office when the report becomes available online.

More information about the Audit Office can be viewed here:


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.