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Consultation: Recognition of Cape York Land Council as a Native Title Representative Body


The Minister for Indigenous Australians, the Hon Linda Burney MP, has invited the Cape York Land Council (CYLC) to apply for a further term as the Native Title Representative Body (NTRB) for the Cape York region. A map of representative body regions is below.  NTRBs help people to make Native Title claims and agreements. The CYLC is currently the NTRB for the Cape York region. Its current term expires on 31 December 2023.

People with Native Title interests in the Cape York region, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in the region, can make a submission about the CYLC to inform the Minister’s decision.  

Sending in a submission

Submissions are due by 5.00 pm AEDST on 15 August 2023.

They can be made via email to or via post to:

Native Title Funding Team Land Branch
National Indigenous Australians Agency
PO Box 2191 CANBERRA ACT 2600

When sending in your submission, we ask that you provide a first name, surname and contact details, however anonymous submissions or those using a pseudonym will also be accepted. 

Privacy notice

The Agency is coordinating submissions on behalf of the Minister.

We will not publish any submissions made. Any personal information provided to us will only be used by the Agency for the purposes of this review. For the same purpose, all submissions made will be disclosed to CYLC, who will be given an opportunity to comment, and may also be provided to other Commonwealth agencies with an interest in this review. Aside from this, we will not provide information collected from you to anybody else outside of the Agency, unless you have given us permission, or the law requires us to do so. For more information about how the Agency protects your personal information, visit our website to view our Privacy Policy.

Map of representative body regions 

A map outlining the different representative body regions