Native Title Representation

CYLC’s Native Title Unit (NTU) delivers legal and anthropological services in support of traditional owners in Cape York. The NTU also works 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.

Our NTU consists of a Principal Legal Officer (PLO), Deputy Principal Legal Officer (DPLO), 3 Senior Legal Officers, 2 Legal Officers and 1 Policy Officer. The legal team is supported by a Senior Legal Secretary and 6 administrative support staff including the Personal Assistant to the PLO.

Senior Legal Officers and Legal Officers are allocated to specific teams within the Native Title Unit. These teams are:

•    Claims

•    State Land Dealings

•    Future Acts, Mining and Exploration

•    Policy

Additional Resources

If you would like information about a particular native title claim or determination, or a project affecting native title in the Cape York Region, please Contact us.

If you would like further general information about Native Title please visit the National Native Title Tribunal website. 

The National Native Title Tribunal publishes a range of brochures written in plain English about Native Title. You can find these on their website:

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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.