Native Title on Cape York

Cape York Land Council has been successful and conducting and supporting a significant number of native title determinations within our regional boundary. More are on their way, through current claims which are progressing through the Federal Court.  

What we are working on.

CYLC is currently working on regional anthropological studies and ongoing native title claims, state land dealings and future acts and ILUA negotiations.  The regional anthropological work is intended to establish a solid foundation of research in support of existing native title claims, and for new claims to be made in a well formulated and orderly manner.

Led by our Principal Legal Officer, the Native Title Unit provides legal and anthropological services to support the Traditional Owners of Cape York.

We also work to achieve land tenure outcomes and Indigenous Land Use Agreements (ILUAs) registered as part of the State Land Dealings (SLD) and national park transfer programs.

For more information, you can view or download the map here.

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We’ve been kicking the dust throughout Cape York for more than 20 years. Here’s a snapshot of some of our successes around the Cape York Region and Traditional Owner PBC's throughout Cape York.

Our Resources

On a regular basis we produce informative publications which act to communicate to our constituents and the public the aims, objective and activities with regards to land dealing as well as other Indigenous related issues.

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Cape York Land Council is a part of an integral network of Indigenous service organisations that have been working to improve the lives and social conditions of the people of Cape York through positive empowerment.