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South West Native Title Settlement

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The South West Native Title Settlement (Settlement) is the most comprehensive native title agreement negotiated in Australian history. Negotiated between the six Noongar Agreement Groups, represented by the South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council (SWALSC), and the Government of Western Australia the Settlement comprises of the full and final resolution of all native title claims in the South West of Western Australia, in exchange for the Settlement package. The agreement involves around 30,000 Noongar people and covers approximately 200,000 square kilometres.

The Settlement is a significant investment in both the Noongar community and the shared future of the Western Australian community as a whole. The Settlement will provide the Noongar people with long-term benefits and options for developing Noongar interests.  It will also provide opportunities for the WA Government to work in partnership with the Noongar people to improve economic, social and cultural outcomes for the Noongar community. In addition the Settlement will deliver long term benefits to the WA Government and land users through the resolution of native title and the removal of all 'future act' obligations across the south west.

The full details of the Settlement are recorded in six Indigenous Land Use Agreements (ILUAs) made in compliance with the Native Title Act 1993 (NTA) with the six Noongar Agreement Groups. Further information and all the ILUAs can be accessed from the publications section of this website.

The NTA will continue to apply over the Settlement Area until the ILUAs are conclusively registered and native title is surrendered.

Further Information

Latest News - Including the status of the Settlement and other updates

South West Native Title Settlement - Fact Sheet Collection - September 2017

Map of the South West Native Title Settlement Agreement Areas (PDF 933Kb) - High Resolution 

South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council

Visit the South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council website and connect with SWALSC on Facebook  

Map of the South West Native Title Settlement Area (Settlement Area)

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Acknowledgement of Country

The Government of Western Australia acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.