The Kimberley Land Council was formed in 1978 by Kimberley Aboriginal people as a political land rights organisation. Today, we have grown to become the peak Indigenous body in the Kimberley region working with Aboriginal people to secure native title recognition, conduct conservation and land management activities and develop cultural business enterprises.
We are located in the vast Kimberley region of northern Western Australia. Our region is known for its strong and significant Aboriginal culture and heritage that dates back more than 50,000 years. We continue to work to ensure that our land, law, language and culture lives on and continues to be vibrant and long-lasting. We do this by getting back our country, looking after our country and securing our future.
The Kimberley covers about 423,000 sq km with an estimated population of 35,000 people – half of whom are Indigenous. Kimberley Aboriginal people have undergone rapid and significant changes since European colonisation but we have resisted, survived and adapted.
The Kimberley Land Council was set-up for the benefit of all Kimberley Aboriginal people and works with about 25 native title groups to get native title recognition, protect and enhance the high biodiversity values of the region, pursue cultural enterprise development and work to improve our socioeconomic circumstances.
We are one of the biggest employers in the Kimberley, employing about 130 staff across the divisions of native title, legal, land and sea management, corporate services and finance. We have offices in Broome, Kununurra and Derby as well as smaller satellite stations in remote communities that act as a base for Kimberley Ranger Network teams.