Review of the Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983

 The NSW Aboriginal Land Rights network is the key vehicle to delivering social, cultural and economic outcomes to Aboriginal communities, and is the framework for achieving self-determination in NSW. 

Our vision for Aboriginal Land Rights continues to build on the aims of NSWALC when it was established in 1977 – land acquisition and activation, building on the strengths our communities, protecting and promoting our culture and heritage, and securing our future. 

Over many decades, the Aboriginal Land Rights network has, and continues, to achieve significant outcomes – building on our strong foundations, supporting our people, growing our economic prosperity, including in the regions, and protecting and promoting our culture and heritage. 

We have much more to achieve and deliver to support our people to flourish and deliver community, cultural and economic outcomes. While the objectives of the ALRA remain valid, and the ALRA is working to deliver its intended outcomes, there are opportunities for practical and meaningful improvements to strengthen, future proof, and consolidate the successes to date.


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.