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 53 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.

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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

NEW NQLC EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

At a meeting this morning, Thursday 27 August 2020, the NQLC Board of Directors elected a new Executive Committee. The...
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NQLC CO-CHAIR ELECTED

At the NQLC Board Meeting held on 29 July 2020, NQLC Directors resolved to elect a co-chair. As the NQLC...
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NQLC 2019 AGM – further extension approved

Dear NQLC Members On 12 February 2020 NQLC received confirmation from the Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations (ORIC) granting an extension to the...
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NQLC Offices Reopen

Due to the easing of coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions across Queensland, all fixed NQLC offices have now reopened for business. The...
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NQLC Offices Closed – Staff Working Remotely (COVID-19)

In order to comply with the latest advice from Prime Minister Scott Morrison, all fixed NQLC offices will be closed...
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Update for Clients and Stakeholders (COVID-19)

Further to my last update, for the information of the NQLC’s clients and stakeholders I must advise that due the...
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has created an uncertain and rapidly changing environment from a public health perspective which has a...
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NQLC 2019 AGM extended to 30 June 2020

Dear NQLC Member RE: North Queensland Land Council Native Title Representative Body Aboriginal Corporation (NQLC) 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM)...
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NQLC Office Shutdown Dates

The North Queensland Land Council offices will be closed from 24 December 2019 to 1 January 2020 inclusive. On behalf...
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Mamu IPA Funding Success

Congratulations to Mamu Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC (MAC) on their recent funding success. MAC were one of seven traditional owner groups...
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Meet our Board

Vana O’Shane
Vana O’Shane
CHAIR - Cairns Ward
Sam Backo
Sam Backo
DEPUTY CHAIR - Tully Ward
Tracey Heenan
Tracey Heenan
TREASURER - Tableland Ward
Gary Mooney
Gary Mooney
CORR. SECRETARY - Mackay / Proserpine Ward
Terry O’Shane
Terry O’Shane
Cairns Ward
Patricia Dallachy
Patricia Dallachy
Charters Towers / Hughenden Ward
Victor Maund
Victor Maund
Innisfail Ward
Errol Neal
Errol Neal
Yarrabah Ward
Danny Hooligan
Danny Hooligan
Mount Garnet Ward
Arthur Clumpoint
Arthur Clumpoint
Palm Island Ward
Angie Akee
Angie Akee
Townsville / Ayr Ward
Brad Grogan
Brad Grogan
Tablelands Ward
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