Delivering for over 25 years

The North Queensland Land Council (NQLC) is the recognised Native Title Representative Body for its region, representing approximately 38,000 Aboriginal traditional owners and residents. NQLC’s region covers approximately 943,300 km2 of lands and waters, with approximately 411,164 km2 of this being land.

NQLC’s region is as diverse in its landscapes as it is in its culture, covering the marine environment of the Great Barrier Reef, to seven bioregions on land. These bioregions include the Central Queensland Coast, Brigalow Belt, Wet Tropics of the coastal and upland areas, Einasleigh Uplands and Desert Uplands, Mitchell Grass Downs and the Savannah Gulf Plains.

NQLC has been representing its constituents since its incorporation in March 1994, achieving 52 native title consent determinations; and has negotiated numerous land use agreements to ensure maximum benefit to the traditional owners of their region.

It is NQLC’s mission to ensure that the native title rights and interests of every traditional owner within their region is legally recognised, and for Aboriginal people to benefit culturally, socially and economically from the secure possession of their traditional land and waters.

Our Vision

Our vision is for a region in which the native title rights and interests of every native title holder have been legally recognised, and which Aboriginal people benefit economically, socially and culturally from the secure possession of their traditional land and waters.

Our vision is to ensure the continuance of an organisation with good governance as a fundamental, and which gives traditional owners a representative board through the Ward Election process.

Latest News

NQLC Executive Committee

NQLC Executive Committee

We wish to notify our members of the change in NQLC's Board of Directors, and subsequently our Executive Committee. At...
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Postponement Of NQLC Ward Election

Postponement Of NQLC Ward Election

Dear NQLC Members The NQLC Board of Directors held a Teleconference Board Meeting on Friday 20th September 2019. At this...
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Gulngay Native Title Consent Determination

Gulngay Native Title Consent Determination

Congratulations are in order for the People of Gulngay Country. On Thursday 4thof April 2019 the Federal Court of Australia determined that almost 37,000ha of land and waters
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Jirrbal’s Betty Cashmere wins WTMA’s People. Country. Culture. Award

Jirrbal’s Betty Cashmere wins WTMA’s People. Country. Culture. Award

The North Queensland Land Council would like to congratulate Jirrbal Traditional Owner, Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Cashmere who was awarded the People
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Nous Group to conduct a review of all NTRB-SPs

Nous Group to conduct a review of all NTRB-SPs

The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C) has engaged Nous Group (Nous) to conduct a review of all Native...
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Meet our Board

Angie Akee
Angie Akee
Townsville / Ayr Ward
CHAIR
Vana O’Shane
Vana O’Shane
Cairns Ward
DEPUTY CHAIR
Tracey Heenan
Tracey Heenan
Tableland Ward
TREASURER
Gary Mooney
Gary Mooney
Mackay / Proserpine Ward
CORR. SECRETARY
Terry O’Shane
Terry O’Shane
Cairns Ward
Patricia Dallachy
Patricia Dallachy
Charters Towers / Hughenden Ward
Victor Maund
Victor Maund
Innisfail Ward
Alwyn Lyall
Alwyn Lyall
Mount Garnet Ward
Arthur Clumpoint
Arthur Clumpoint
Palm Island Ward
Errol Neal
Errol Neal
Yarrabah Ward
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