“Getting back country, looking after country and getting control of the future...”


KLC members issue Fitzroy River warning
09 October, 2019

Women rangers protecting country and culture
16 September, 2019

Yakka Munga rehabilitation ordered
14 September, 2019

Cape Leveque Road project

August 09, 2019

KLC supports Traditional Owners over unauthorised land clearing
July 22, 2019

Historic week of three Kimberley native title determinations

May 21, 2019

The Federal Court of Australia is set to determine three separate native title claims in the Kimberley this week.

KLC joins United Nations delegation

May 9, 2019

KLC Deputy CEO Tyronne Garstone has returned from New York after attending this year’s United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.

Landmark compensation claim upheld
April 4, 2019

Kimberley Land Council CEO Nolan Hunter has labelled a recent High Court decision in the Timber Creek compensation case “a landmark decision”

KLC wants action on suicide prevention among Indigenous Australians
April 2, 2019

KLC CEO Nolan Hunter speaks with RN Drive’s Patricia Karvelas about the Kimberley’s suicide crisis and the need for a whole of community approach to tackle the issue.

Working together to create the biggest Indigenous owned cattle venture in the Kimberley
January 22, 2019

The KLC would like to congratulate the Kimberley Traditional Owners who have today announced the acquisition of Myroodah Station after four years’ negotiation with the Indigenous Land Corporation.

Jaru Native Title recognised on country
December 06, 2018

The Federal Court of Australia has travelled to the Kimberley region of Western Australia today to officially recognise the Jaru native title holders as the Traditional Owners of 23,591 square kilometres of country.

KLC responds to WA fracking announcement
November 29, 2018

The KLC has called on the WA Government not to lift the moratorium on fracking until a clear process for Traditional Owner consent is in place and more information becomes available about the details of the State Government’s plan.

Paruku Rangers score second snap of rare night parrot
November 24, 2018

One of the Kimberley’s most isolated Indigenous ranger teams has for the second time photographed the elusive and critically endangered night parrot.

Digital connections to Aboriginal country will revolutionise cultural and conservation management
October 24, 2018

A new project in West Australia’s Kimberley will use cutting-edge technology to create digital connections to country, helping maintain and teach Aboriginal culture and to better help in the fight against Australia’s appalling species extinction rate.

Mayala native title recognised after twenty years
October 4, 2018

Two decades after their native title claim was first lodged, the Mayala native title holders have today been recognised by the Federal Court of Australia as the Traditional Owners of their country in the Buccaneer Archipelago and King Sound in the Kimberley region of WA.

KLC calls for constitutional reform on historic 40th anniversary
September 17, 2018

The Kimberley Land Council will make history this week, officially celebrating 40 years of standing up for the rights of Kimberley Aboriginal people.

Unmarked remains given new home
August 28, 2018

The Gooniyandi rangers have taken on one of their most important jobs to date – assisting with the repatriation of unmarked human remains from the banks of the Fitzroy River.

Kimberley Traditional Owners establish Martuwarra Fitzroy River Council
June 19, 2018

Kimberley Traditional Owners met with State Government representatives in Perth during the first ever gathering of the newly formed Martuwarra Fitzroy River Council.

Images of historic land rights dispute unveiled
June 6, 2018

The Kimberley Land Council has unveiled a special 40th anniversary exhibition of photographs at National Native Title Conference in Broome.

Anthony Watson welcomes delegates to National Native Title Conference
June 5, 2018

KLC Chairman Anthony Watson delivers powerful speech to delegates at the National Native Title Conference.

KLC calls for Aboriginal Heritage Act rewrite
May 29, 2018

The Kimberley Land Council is calling for a complete overhaul of the Aboriginal Heritage Act, following the start of a WA State Government review of the legislation in the Kimberley this month. 

National Native Title Conference
June 5-7 2018

In its 40th anniversary year, the Kimberley Land Council is proud to have been selected as the co-convenor of the 2018 National Native Title Conference. 

Historic day on country for Middle Dampier Peninsula native title holders
May 2, 2018

Hundreds of people gathered in Beagle Bay for the on country determination of the Bindunbur and Jabirr Jabirr/Ngumbarl native title claims. 

Yi-Martuwarra Ngurrara native title handed down in central Kimberley
Mar 12, 2018

The Ngurrara people have today been recognised as the native title holders of approximately 20,000 square kilometres of land and water in the central Kimberley.

Traditional Owners triumph in landmark Full Federal Court win
Dec 21, 2017

The Kimberley Land Council has welcomed a “landmark decision” by the Full Federal Court of Australia upholding the appeal of the Mount Jowlaenga Traditional Owners against mineral sands company Sheffield Resources Limited and the West Australian Government.

The Kimberley Indigenous Saltwater Science Project
Dec 20, 2017

The Kimberley Indigenous Saltwater Science Project (KISSP) working group met in November to discuss saltwater research and the challenges currently being experienced by both saltwater managers and scientists around research and monitoring activities in the Kimberley.



Bindunbur native title decision handed down
Nov 23, 2017

The Federal Court has handed down its decision in relation to native title on the Middle Dampier Peninsula. Handed down by Justice Anthony North, the judgment dealt with three different native title claims known as Bindunbur, Goolarabooloo and Jabirr Jabirr.

KLC pays tribute to Green Army rangers
Nov 23, 2017

More than 30 Indigenous rangers have lost their positions due to the axing of the Federal Government's Green Army program.

Cashless Debit Card opening statement
Nov 16, 2017

LC Deputy CEO Tyronne Garstone and Deputy Chair Merle Carter recently appeared before the Community Affairs Legislation Committee regarding the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Cashless Debit Card) Bill 2017.

KLC exports Indigenous fire management to the world
Nov 16, 2017

The Kimberley Land Council is set to lead a groundbreaking international fire management project in Botswana.

First threatened compulsory acquisition since James Price Point
Oct 25, 2017

Barnicoat Island is currently the subject of a ‘Notice Of Intention To Take’ by the WA Government.

Giant painting ‘awakened’ in the desert
Oct 24, 2017

The Ngurrara canvas has been returned to the place it was painted 20 years ago.

Paruku Rangers discover night parrot
Oct 14, 2017

The Paruku Rangers working with WWF Australia and Environs Kimberley have gathered sound and video evidence of the night parrot in the Great Sandy Desert. Click here to watch our you tube video.

Traditional Owners lodge appeal after Sheffield conduct condemned
Oct 12, 2017

Mount Jowlaenga Traditional Owners have lodged an appeal with the Full Federal Court of Australia.


Oct 02, 2017        Joint statement calls for new approach to Aboriginal affairs  

Aug 30, 2017       Nolan Hunter delivers prestigious Nulungu lecture

Aug 16, 2017       Biggest ranger forum ever

Jul 18, 2017         Senators seek feedback on Cashless Debit Card

Jun 02, 2017        25 years of native title - where to from here?

June  01, 2017     Kick starting cultural enterprise in the Kimberley

May 26, 2017      Reject minimalism on referendum anniversary

May 06, 2017      Bardi Jawi rangers discover Nicobar pigeon

May 01, 2017      KLC Chairman delivers UN Intervention

Mar 31, 2017       Senate rejects Section 18C changes

Mar 21, 2017       Bidyadanga crocodile warning

Mar 13, 2017       Rangers tackle bilby conservation

Mar 02, 2017       Indigenous fire management program gets underway

Feb 13, 2017        Referendum Council visits Broome

Dec 21, 2016        Questions remain over remote services reform

Dec 12, 2016        KLC and YAC announce new partnership

Dec 09, 2016        Green Army uncertainty for Kimberley Indigenous rangers

Dec 09, 2016        From Marrakech to the world - Kimberley fire management

Nov 21, 2016        Rangers rise to Smackdown challenge

Nov 18, 2016        Native title at heart of Fitzroy River Declaration

Nov 15, 2016        Kimberley Traditional Owners unite for the Fitzroy River

Oct 28, 2016        KLC puts Aboriginal fire management on the world stage

Oct 25, 2016        Second native title win for Gooniyandi people

Oct 11, 2016        Ranger expertise on fire ground

Sep 30, 2016        Strength shown at AGMs

Sep 27, 2016        Kimberley native title struggle features in global Oxfam report

Sep 16, 2016        Community closures still on the agenda

Aug 01, 2016        Balanggarra and Nyaliga Traditional Owners host Healthy Country Forum

May 27, 2016       Bardi Jawi Oorany rangers restoring Monsoon Vine Thickets

May 13, 2016       From bush to big smoke, Anthony Watson takes on New Work

May 13, 2016       Bindunbur Native Title Trial update

May 12, 2016       Ngurrara 2-Way Learning Cultural Camp

Apr 13, 2016       Kimberley Land Council takes 'Community Driven' solutions to Canberra

Apr 13, 2016       KLC calls on Prime Minister to lead mature conversation around Indigenous issues

Jan 19, 2016       Bunuba people celebrate native title determination

Dec 02, 2015     Kurungal land owners celebrate legal recognition of their land after almost two decades