The Carpentaria Land Council Aboriginal Corporation (CLCAC) was established over 25 years ago in Burketown to represent the rights and interests of Traditional Owners. Our members are drawn from the nine language groups whose traditional lands and waters are located in the in the southern Gulf of Carpentaria. As the recognised Native Title Service Body for the southern Gulf region, the 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.

In order for the CLCAC to transition to a service provider in a native title post determination environment we require the assistance of two (2) dynamic Project Officers to join our team.  These positions will be responsible for:

  • Providing project management assistance to native title claim groups and Precribed Body Corporates (PBC’s);
  • Assisting with the preparation of objections and responses received under the future act regime of the Native Title Act;
  • 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 these roles, will be someone who is dynamic; can manage multiple projects; is relationship and outcome focussed; has some experience in working with Traditional Owner groups and has excellent writing and communication skills.


The position is a full-time position to 30 June 2018 with possible extension for a further period of at least 12 months (subject to funding).  Subject to accommodation availability both positions will ideally be located in Burketown and will involve extensive travel throughout the southern Gulf of Carpentaria region.

  • Salary Range: $69,449 - $75,647 per annum 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.


Your Application must include:

  1. A covering letter (1 page);
  2. A separate attachment outlining your experience against the selection criteria listed below (no longer than 2 pages); and,
  3. A current resume, including the names and contact numbers of two referees (no longer than 4 pages).

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

HR & Compliance Officer

Carpentaria Land Council Aboriginal Corporation

PO Box 6662

Cairns QLD 4870

Email your application direct to:


  • Demonstrated knowledge or ability to gain knowledge of the native title and PBC operating environment;
  • Demonstrated and well developed project management skills;
  • Demonstrated drive and commitment to identify and facilitate investment and development opportunities;
  • Exceptional communication skills including the ability to facilitate forums, write high quality reports and grant applications;
  • Ability to work independently as well as a willingness to provide back up support to team members.



PBC Support Services Officer (s)


Burketown or Cairns



Native Title and PBC Support Services Unit


Applications close 12th November 2017.



For further information about this position please contact our Cairns office for a full copy of the Position Description or ask to speak with HR on 07 4041 3833.

Event date:
12 Nov 2017
Release date:
13 Oct 2017
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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.

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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.

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