Land access licence

The department will administer land access licences, under the Land Administration Act 1997.

The department  will administer land access licences, under the Land Administration Act 1997, to the six Noongar Regional Corporations to provide the Noongar people, member(s) of a Noongar Regional Corporation, with lawful access to state owned land for:

  • visiting and caring for sites and country
  • gathering, preparing and consuming bush tucker
  • gathering and preparing and using traditional medicine
  • conducting ceremonies and cultural activities
  • camping temporarily on country
  • lighting camp fires or ceremonial fires
  • having meetings on country

The licence does not provide access to certain land including land that is leased, or where public works are underway, land subject to a resource tenement and other conditions. See Annexure O of the ILUAs for full details including what activities are not permitted and the obligation of the Noongar Regional Corporations under the licence.

Page last reviewed 15 January 2019
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