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 54 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

Face Masks Mandatory at this Saturday’s AGMs

In accordance with the Queensland Government’s Public Health Direction, all persons over the age of 13 years MUST wear a...
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NQLC Board of Director Election Results

Last Friday, 19 March 2021, the NQLC held its previously postponed 2019 Ward Elections. The purpose of these elections was...
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NOTICE: NQLC ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

NOTICE OF 2019 and 2020 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGS of North Queensland Land Council Native Title Representative Body Aboriginal Corporation (NQLC...
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NOTICE: NQLC WARD ELECTIONS

NQLC WARD ELECTION NOTICE NOTICE TO ELECT THE BOARD MEMBERS FOR NORTH QUEENSLAND LAND COUNCIL NATIVE TITLE REPRESENTATIVE BODY ABORIGINAL CORPORATION...
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NTRB Recognition Consultation Process

The Minister for Indigenous Australians, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP, has invited the North Queensland Land Council (NQLC) to...
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NEW NQLC EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

At a meeting held on Wednesday, 27 January 2021, the NQLC Board of Directors elected a new Executive Committee. The...
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INFORMATION FOR NQLC MEMBERS ABOUT 2019 AND 2020 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGS

Members will be aware that following several extensions of time granted by the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations (ORIC) the due...
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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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Meet our Board

Sam Backo
Sam Backo
Tully Ward
Patricia Dallachy
Patricia Dallachy
Charters Towers / Hughenden Ward
Kaylene Malthouse
Kaylene Malthouse
Tablelands Ward
Joann Schmider
Joann Schmider
Tablelands Ward
Gary Mooney
Gary Mooney
Mackay / Proserpine Ward
Sarah Addo
Sarah Addo
Cairns Ward
Warren Martens
Warren Martens
Cairns Ward
Rona Hart
Rona Hart
Innisfail Ward
Errol Neal
Errol Neal
Yarrabah Ward
Danny Hooligan
Danny Hooligan
Mount Garnet Ward
Angie Akee
Angie Akee
Townsville / Ayr Ward
Janet Lymburner
Janet Lymburner
Palm Island Ward
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