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Central Desert

Ngaanyatjarra Council

The Ngaanyatjarra Council (Aboriginal Corporation) represents the interests of around 2000 Ngaanyatjarra, Pintupi and Pitjantjatjara Traditional Owners (Yarnangu) who reside in the twelve member communities of the Ngaanyatjarra Council. Warburton, Irrunytju (Wingellina), Papulankutja (Blackstone), Mantamaru (Jameson), Warakurna, Tjirrkarli, Tjukurla, Wanarn, Kiwirrkurra, Cosmo Newberry, Patjarr and Pria Kata (Kanpa) are the current member communities of Ngaanyatjarra Council. The main objective of the Council is to support the development of its members in all ways. Many companies wishing to engage in certain activities within the region must apply for a permit. See their website for more details.

Name: Ngaanyatjarra Council
Address: 6/58 Head St, Alice Springs NT 0870
Phone: (08) 8950 1711
Email: executive.assistant@ngaanyatjarra.org.au
For Permits Email: reception@ngaanyatjarra.org.au

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Murchison and Gascoyne

Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation

Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation (YMAC) is the native title representative body for the Traditional Owners of the Pilbara, Murchison and Gascoyne regions of Western Australia. YMAC represents 24 different Aboriginal Traditional Owner groups, each with their own distinct country, culture and identity. These living cultures are maintained though languages, ceremonies beliefs, music, art, laws and creation stories. Their Knowledge Partnerships initiative assists non-locals by providing cultural heritage services management and advice, culturally appropriate community consultation and engagement, and meeting facilitation and event management.

Name: Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation (YMAC)
Address: Level 8, 12-14 The Esplanade Perth WA
Postal Address: PO Box 3072, 249 Hay St East Perth WA 6892
Phone: (08) 9268 7000

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Goldfields

Goldfields Sea and Land Council

The Goldfields Sea and Land Council (GLSC) is an association of Aboriginal people from Western Australia's Goldfields region who provide strong and innovative leadership on the many issues which are shaping the development of the lives and communities living in the region, particularly in securing native title rights to traditional lands. The GLSC has responsibilities in relation to lands that extend from Wiluna (on the edge of the Great Central Desert), to Esperance on Australia's southern coast. The GLSC also has responsibilities over the sea adjacent to its south coast boundary, extending to the edge of Australia's Exclusive Economic Zone.

Name: Goldfields Sea and Land Council (GLSC)
Address: 14 Throssell Street, Kalgoorlie WA
Email: reception@glc.com.au
Phone: (08) 9091 1661

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Kimberley

Kimberley Land Council

The Kimberley Land Council was set-up for the benefit of all Kimberley Aboriginal people and works with about 25 native title groups to get native title recognition, protect and enhance the high biodiversity values of the region, pursue cultural enterprise development and work to improve our socioeconomic circumstances. They have offices in Broome, Kununurra and Derby as well as smaller satellite stations in remote communities that act as a base for Kimberley Ranger Network teams. The Kimberley covers about 423,000 sq km with an estimated population of 35,000 people – half of whom are Indigenous. Kimberley Aboriginal people have undergone rapid and significant changes since European colonisation but we have resisted, survived and adapted.

Name: Kimberley Land Council
Address: 11 Gregory St, Broome WA 6725
Email: klc@klc.org.au
Phone: (08) 9194 0100

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Pilbara

Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation

Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation (YMAC) is the native title representative body for the Traditional Owners of the Pilbara, Murchison and Gascoyne regions of Western Australia. YMAC represents 24 different Aboriginal Traditional Owner groups, each with their own distinct country, culture and identity. These living cultures are maintained though languages, ceremonies beliefs, music, art, laws and creation stories. Their Knowledge Partnerships initiative assists non-locals by providing cultural heritage services management and advice, culturally appropriate community consultation and engagement, and meeting facilitation and event management.

Name: Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation (YMAC)
Address: Level 8, 12-14 The Esplanade Perth WA
Postal Address: PO Box 3072, 249 Hay St East Perth WA 6892
Phone: (08) 9268 7000

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South West

South West Aboriginal Land & Sea Council

The South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council is the native title representative body of the Noongar people, who are the traditional owners of the south west of Australia. SWALSC works with members to progress resolution of the Noongar native title claims, while also advancing and strengthening Noongar culture, language, heritage and society. There are approximately 30,000 Noongars living in the south west, which makes them one of the largest Indigenous groups in Australia. The area consists of the Ballardong, Gnaala Karla Booja, South West Boojarah, Wagyl Kaip, Whadjuk, and Yued regions.

Name: South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council
Address: 1490 Albany Highway, Cannington WA 6107
Email: reception1@noongar.org.au
Phone: (08) 9358 7400

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