About Us

Since its creation Darkinjung LALC has constantly focused on improving the health and wellbeing of the community.

The Darkinjung LALC since its creation under the NSW Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 (NSW ALR Act) has been located on the Central Coast of New South Wales its boundaries stretch from Catherine Hill Bay to the North, Hawkesbury River to the South, Pacific Ocean to the East and Watagan Mountains to the West.

Since its creation Darkinjung LALC has constantly focused on improving the health and wellbeing of the community. The Council achieves this objective by implementing policies and procedures through the operational functions of an Aboriginal Land Council, and in accordance with the NSW ALR Act.

Darkinjung LALC shares its boundaries with neighbours Bahtabah LALC and Metropolitan LALC which were established around the traditional boundaries of the region.

The Darkinjung LALC is positioned within two Local Government Areas (LGA’s) these being Wyong Shire Council and Gosford City Council, with an estimated shared population of over 304,744 and an estimated shared Aboriginal population of over 7,012 (Two Ways Together report 2009).

The following core operational functions of Darkinjung LALC will allow the organisation to focus, develop and grow our business;

  • Community Participation and Wellbeing
  • Culture, Heritage and Environment
  • Governance and Operations
  • Business and Economic Development
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

Darkinjung acknowledges that we operate and function on the lands of the Darkinyung people.

We pay our respect to these lands and its people. We acknowledge those ancestors that defended,walked and managed these lands for many generations before us and who have left a legacy of strong cultural, wisdom and knowledge embeded in these lands today.

We acknowledge and recognise all Aboriginal people who have come from other First Nations groups and who have now come to call this country their home. We acknowledge our Elders who are our knowledge holders, teachers and pioneers.

We recognise all Aboriginal people who were forcibly removed from their families and communities and
acknowledge the negative impact  and disconnection to family, land  and community.

We empower our youth who are our hope for a brighter and stronger future and who will be our future leaders.

We acknowledge and pay our respect to our Members who have gone before us and recognise their contribution to our people and community.

Experience a unique Aboriginal Cultural experience on Darkinjung Country Today

For bookings and pricing simply contact our office by phoning (02) 4351 2930 or send us an enquiry at bookings@dlalc.org.au