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Aboriginal Land Act 1991 – 1 July 2016

Aboriginal Land Regulation 2011 – 16 September 2016

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Available State land may be claimed by, and granted to, a group of Aboriginal people on the grounds of traditional affiliation and/or historical association.

  • Sections 23, 57, 58
Reason for law

To foster the capacity for self-development, and the self-reliance and cultural integrity, of the Aboriginal people of Queensland. (Introduction to Act)

Relevant links

Land transfers [Queensland Government]

Indigenous land holding entity registers


The time limit for claims ended on 22 December 2006 (section 60). Accordingly, the law relating to claims may be abolished.



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