Vision Statement

We advance, protect and promote our heritage, culture, land and waterways. The Wagonga Local Aboriginal Land Council will do this by protecting, acquiring, managing and developing our land, waterways and assets; empowering our community to achieve long-term self-sustainability focusing on community values.

Wagonga Local Aboriginal Land Council (WLALC) was established in 1984 under the Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 (NSW) (the Act). Throughout the years of operations, WLALC has strived to improve the lives of its members and the Aboriginal community. It achieves this by exercising the functions of an Aboriginal Land Council, as directed by the Act. Over the past 33 years, WLALC has provided a range of services including affordable rental housing, sites management, training, employment and providing care and protection to the land and waterways within WLALC boundaries.

The WLALC has 90 voting members who elect Board Members to steer the strategic direction of the organisation. The administration of WLALC consists of the Board of Directors and a Chief Executive Officer, who is responsible for all casual staff and volunteers.

The New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) is the peak body representing Aboriginal peoples NSW and is the largest Aboriginal member based organisation in Australia. Established under the Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 (NSW) (the Act), NSWALC is an independent, self-funded non-government organisation that has an elected governing council and the objective to “improve, protect and foster the best interests of all Aboriginal persons within New South Wales”. 1

In addition, NSWALC provides support to the network of 119 elected and autonomous Local Aboriginal Land Councils (LALCs) across NSW also established under the Act.

LALC’s are significant land holders across the state and have functions under the Act in respect to the management and development of land assets as well as the protection and promotion of Aboriginal culture and heritage.

Latest news

WLALC General Meeting Notice
WLALC General Meeting Notice

Wagonga Local Aboriginal Land Council General Meeting Notice TIME: 1.00pm DATE: Monday 20th August 2018 PLACE: 16 Canty Street, Narooma NSW 2546 AGENDA 1. Apologies 2.

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NAIDOC – Because of HER we can
NAIDOC – Because of HER we can

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Wreck Bay Aboriginal Community Council NAIDOC Week Program
Wreck Bay Aboriginal Community Council NAIDOC Week Program

9th July – 14th July 2018 BECAUSE OF HER, WE CAN! Download the flyer below to see the Wreck Bay Aboriginal Community Council NAIDOC Week Program!

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Katungul NAIDOC Event Monday 9th of July 2018
Katungul NAIDOC Event Monday 9th of July 2018

Please feel free to join us in celebrating NAIDOC Week, to be held in our Batemans Bay Clinic at 1-3 Old Princes HWY Batemans Bay, commencing

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Aboriginal Art Exhibition – NAIDOC Week
Aboriginal Art Exhibition – NAIDOC Week

During NAIDOC Week Katungul Aboriginal Medical Services at Batemans Bay will be hosting an Aboriginal Art Exhibition. The exhibition will run from Monday 9th July to

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Netball Trivia Night
Netball Trivia Night

SOUTH COAST DREAMERS FUNDRAISING EVENT DATE: 4th August 2018 VENUE: Batemans Bay Soldiers Club TIME: 5.30pm for 6pm start till late TICKETS: $20 per person Maximum

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Dept. of Justice – Because of her we can
Dept. of Justice – Because of her we can

Because of her we can. 8-15 July 2018 Expressions of interest – EOI WE NEED 25 DEADLY WOMEN? Aboriginal Women’s Photographic Exhibition The Batemans Bay Local

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SHUCKED! Narooma Oyster Festival opens in style
SHUCKED! Narooma Oyster Festival opens in style

The 2018 Narooma Oyster Festival has been shucked in style, opening to bright skies and an enthusiastic crowd. Long queues quickly formed to sample oysters harvested

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NSWALC Economic Development
NSWALC Economic Development

Wagonga LALC is in the process for assessing the potential development opportunities for the specific piece of land, such as housing

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WLALC General Meeting Notice
WLALC General Meeting Notice

Wagonga Local Aboriginal Land Council General Meeting Notice DATE: Wednesday 4th April 2018 TIME: 5.30pm PLACE: 16 Canty St Narooma NSW 2546 Agenda 1. Apologies 2.

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NSW Stolen Generations Reparations Scheme and Funeral Assistance Fund
NSW Stolen Generations Reparations Scheme and Funeral Assistance Fund

Centrelink, Tax and Social Housing Information Reparations payments and their effect on Centrelink payments, taxation and Social Housing Information The Commonwealth Department of Social Services and

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Yuin Cultural heritage Trail
Yuin Cultural heritage Trail

Yuin Cultural Heritage Trail Bermagui & Wallaga Location Guide The 9 signs on this trail are an initiative of the Far South Coast Branch of the

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Our Land Council Our Mob Our Future: August 2016
Our Land Council Our Mob Our Future: August 2016

Songlines: The Living Narrative of Our Nation Welcome to a new edition of OurMob, the online newsletter and website for the Land Rights Network. This month

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VALUES STATEMENT

Family and community

Land and spiritual connections to land and waterways

Accountability and responsibility

Cultural awareness and cultural respect

Environment, ocean, plants and animals

Transparency, accesibility and fairness

Building healthy communities

Sustainable use of land and waterways

Honesty and safety

Commitment to achieving the community’s goals including and mentoring our future generation to achieve their highest potential

Business and employment

Unity and cooperation

1. Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 (ALRA), Section 105(a), available at:
http://www.legislation.nsw.gov.au/maintop/view/inforce/act+42+1983+cd+0+N