Aboriginal land rights in NSW
The Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 (NSW) aims to facilitate the return of land in NSW to Aboriginal people through claims over Crown land. The Act recognises that Aboriginal peoples have been dispossessed of their land through the process of colonisation.
The NSW Aboriginal Land Council and a network of 120 local Aboriginal land councils (LALCs) were established to help acquire and manage land for Aboriginal people.
Aboriginal land councils are unique and significant landowners. We work with Aboriginal land councils to help secure benefits from land for Aboriginal communities across NSW.
Local Aboriginal Land Councils (LALCs) will be able to access public information through the NSW Planning Portal Spatial Viewer.