CLCAC was established over 33 years ago in Burketown to represent the rights & interests of Traditional Owners. Our members are drawn from nine language groups whose traditional lands & waters are located in the southern Gulf of Carpentaria. As the recognised Native Title Service Body for the Southern Gulf of Carpentaria region, CLCAC performs statutory functions in accordance with the provisions of the Native Title Act 1993. An elected Board determines the Organisation’s priorities and monitors the progress of native title applications and oversees operational activities and general governance.

 CLCAC supports native title, Prescribed Body Corporate (PBC) economic development, Land & Environment and Indigenous Ranger programs in Burketown, Normanton & Mornington Island. We have an exciting new opportunity to join our organisation.

 The Position

This position is based in Cairns under the direction and supervision of the Principal Legal Officer (PLO). You will be responsible for coordinating and driving 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.

We require the assistance of a dynamic Native Title & PBC Support Services Project Officer to join our team. This position will be responsible for:

  • Assisting with the preparation of objections and responses received under the future act regime of the Native Title Act;
  • Providing project management assistance to native title claim groups and PBC’s;
  • Assisting with the coordination of cultural heritage surveys in response to mining and other development proposals;
  • Assisting with implementing economic development, business development, capacity building and governance initiatives;
  • Assisting PBC’s to implement appropriate governance frameworks;
  • Assisting with consultations with Traditional Owners and key stakeholders;
  • Undertaking research tasks and draft correspondence as requested;
  • Preparing proposals, submissions and grant applications as required.

The ideal person for this role, will be someone who is a creative problem solver; can manage multiple projects; is relationship and outcome focused; has some experience in working with Traditional Owner groups and has excellent writing and communication skills.

Salary and Conditions

The position is a full-time position and will involve regular travel throughout the southern Gulf of Carpentaria region:

  • Salary Range: $73,320 - $79,872 p.a. depending on skills and experience.
  • The CLCAC is a Private Benevolent Institution: Salary Sacrifice arrangements are available.
  • Leave entitlements will include 5 weeks annual leave.

To Apply

To be considered for this role applications must be submitted directly to by the closing date and must include:

  • A covering letter (1 page only);
  • A separate attachment outlining your experience against the Selection Criteria (no longer than 2 pages); and
  • A current resume, including the names and contact details of two referees (no longer than 4 pages).

Please ensure your application is marked ‘Private and confidential’ and addressed to:

Bronwyn Morgan

HR & OHS Compliance Officer

Carpentaria Land Council Aboriginal Corporation

PO Box 6662

Cairns QLD 4870

Or email to:

Selection Criteria

  1. Tertiary qualification in Legal Studies;
  2. Demonstrated knowledge or the ability to obtain knowledge of the Native Title and PBC operating environment;
  3. Demonstrated high level of project management and organisational skills;
  4. Demonstrated drive and commitment to identify and facilitate investment and Indigenous development opportunities;
  5. Exceptional research and writing skills including the ability to write high quality reports and grant applications; and
  6. Demonstrated communication and liaison skills with various key stakeholders, including Indigenous people, government agencies and the corporate sector and the ability to facilitate forums.

Applications close 5pm AEST Friday 13 September 2019.


For further information or to obtain a copy of the full Position Description please contact Bronwyn Morgan on 07 4041 3833.


Event date:
15 Aug 2019 to 13 Sep 2019
Release date:
15 Aug 2019
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Upcoming and recent events

Event date:
28 Sep 2014

Carpentaria Land Council Aboriginal Corporation 30 Year Anniversary Celebrations.

Event date:
15 Mar 2014
CLCAC hosted the region's first Indigenous Economic Development Summit in Burketown (March 2014). The Summit was called by Traditional Owners, key industry and business leaders and government officials. Key topics included tourism and small business opportunities.
Event date:
15 Oct 2013
The Carpentaria Land Council Aboriginal Corporation (CLCAC) held an Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the Burketown Shire Council Hall on 16 October 2013.

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.