Fire management

Fire management

Modern approaches to a time-proven strategy of mosaic burns

Weed control

Weed control

Staying on top of Bellyache Bush

Our country

Our country

The natural beauty and cultural values of Carpentaria

Traditional ways

Traditional ways

Programs to educate and excite our youth

(image: Gina Lincoln)

Gulf Savannah Burning Guidelines

What are your fire landscapes, and when is it next due for a burn?

Native Title

 Native Title

CLCAC is the largest and most eminent corporate entity representing the rights and interests of Traditional Owners in the southern Gulf of Carpentaria.  The corporation draws its membership from the nine Aboriginal language groups whose traditional lands and waters are located in the Gulf.

Economic development

Economic development

The CLCAC's Business and Economic Development Program builds on current initiatives to drive new business and economic development opportunities in the region. The program also provides strategic and commercial planning support for PBC’s to ensure they are viable and sustainable in the long term.

Land and Sea

 Native Title

The Land and Sea Program undertakes management activities that enhance the protection and management of natural resources for the long-term benefit of Traditional Owners and communities.This program is an extension of our role as a native title service body.

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Corporate announcements

This position sits within CLCAC’s Land and Environment Unit. The purpose of the position is to provide support to the Indigenous Ranger Unit based on Mornington Island. Working directly with the IPA Project Facilitator the position will support the activities of the Kaiadilt, Lardil and Yangkaal (Wellesley Islands) Rangers by assisting the IPA Facilitator in the development and implementation of strategies, programs and projects.
CLCAC is now seeking to fill one (1) vacancy by recruiting a suitable person from the Gangalidda and Garawa Groups to fill the roles of Indigenous Land & Sea Ranger based in Burketown.

CLCAC’s Land & Sea Management Unit has two (2) very successful Indigenous Land & Sea Ranger Groups located in Burketown and Normanton which employs 19 full time Rangers and two Ranger Coordinators who are responsible for activities that protect and manage the natural and cultural resources of the southern Gulf of Carpentaria for the long-term benefits of Traditional Owner Groups and Communities.

Under the direction and supervision of the Principal Legal Officer (PLO), you will be responsible for coordinating and driving Prescribed Body Corporate (PBC) capacity building and business development support activities, as well as native title, future act and cultural heritage support to the PLO in a professional and timely manner.

Stories on country

26 Oct 2016

Designation of Gangalidda People’s traditional country on the East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership Network

18 Mar 2016

Ten Gangalidda and Garawa Rangers recently completed another round of shorebird identification training with renowned ornithologist (bird expert) Roger Jaensch.  The training session also included a survey of known bird roosts found between the Leichhardt and Albert River mouths.  Though conditions were extremely hot and the going was tough on our team, several thousand birds were observed roosting on the intertidal flats between the river mouths.  Such data adds to the recent nomination of Tarrant (located immediately to the west of the survey area) for its inclusion as a distinct site wit

10 Mar 2016

CLCAC Rangers completed the last round of training required to complete their Certificate II in Remote Crocodile Management on 4 March, in an intensive two week training program that included weekend work.  This round of training focused on nest surveys and egg incubation. 


With the completion of their training to a Certificate II level the Rangers can begin to explore commercial enterprises involving crocodile management, a long-time aspiration of local Traditional Owner groups. 


16 Jun 2015

Good evening, my name is Thomas Wilson. I am a Lardil person from Mornington Island in the southern Gulf of Carpentaria.  My people are saltwater people, the neighbours of the Yangkaal, Kaiadilt and Gangalidda Peoples. 

Before proceeding, I would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of this country where we are gathered this evening. I would also like to acknowledge all traditional owners that have travelled from far and wide to attend this conference.

2 Apr 2015

 Native title rights and interests were yesterday formally recognised in Burketown by the Federal Court of Australia over a number of culturally significant areas and sites, including:

19 Mar 2015

Members and Traditional Owners please be aware that the person (David Nilsson) referred to in the attached 60 Minute Report as a Carbon Cowboy is attempting to engage Traditional Owner groups in the Lower Gulf.