Aboriginal land and permits


These pages have information on how Aboriginal land is managed in the Northern Territory (NT).

All new public or private infrastructure on Aboriginal land is secured under a number of long-term lease arrangements.

Aboriginal land is any area given over to Traditional Owners under the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976.

Land councils in each region support communities and traditional owners to manage the land and provide help with negotiating land leases.

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Last updated: 04 February 2021

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