Membership


Membership

Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council membership is growing increasingly strong with new applications every day.

Darkinjung LALC encourages all members to come along to meetings and get involved in the decisions of the Council and your community once you become a member.

Who can be a member?
The Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 states that to be a member of a Local Aboriginal Land Council (LALC) you must be an Aboriginal person.

A person is qualified for membership if:


(a) the person is an adult Aboriginal person who resides within the area of the Local Aboriginal Land Council concerned and is accepted as being qualified on that basis to be a member by a meeting of the Council, or

(b) the person is an adult Aboriginal person who has a sufficient association with the area of the Local Aboriginal Land Council concerned (as determined by the voting members of the Council at a meeting of the Council) and is accepted as being qualified on that basis to be a member by a meeting of the Council, or

(c) the person is an Aboriginal owner in relation to land within the area of the Local Aboriginal Land Council concerned and has made a written application for membership in accordance with subsection (3).

Note: To be a member you have to be of 18 years of age.