LM021 - Indigenous Protected Area (IPA) Coordinator - Northern Tanami (Lajamanu)

Lajamanu NT, Australia

  • Competitive salary and benefits package, five weeks annual leave plus paid Christmas shutdown
  • Fully subsidised, furnished, accommodation for the duration of contract
  • Professional development opportunities available


The Central Land Council (CLC) is a corporate Commonwealth entity established under the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976. The CLC represents traditional landowners, native title holders and other Aboriginal people in the southern half of the Northern Territory—an area of almost 780,000 square kilometres.

The CLC provides its constituents with advice, advocacy and practical assistance to support their aspirations, manage their land and realise and protect their rights.



Eligible Aboriginal applicants will be granted priority consideration for this vacancy. If an Aboriginal applicant is selected, the remaining non-Aboriginal applicants will not be assessed.

Applicants must have relevant qualifications and demonstrate that they meet essential criteria in order to be considered.  An applicant selected under this affirmative action plan will be required to provide evidence of their eligibility prior to commencement, such as:

  • completed statutory declaration form, or
  • supporting statement from an appropriate Aboriginal organisation




CL 6 ($83,728 progressing to $96,180)


This position will coordinate the implementation of indigenous land management on Aboriginal land in the northern Tanami region of the NT. Based in Lajamanu, the IPA coordinator will work with regional traditional owners, the North Tanami Aboriginal Rangers, and wider community to:

  1. Assess progress and implement the Mardarnilipa ngurra manu kuruwarri tarnngangkupirrjirdili: 'Keeping country alive and healthy' Northern Tanami Indigenous Protected Area Plan of Management;
  2. Facilitate on-going cultural and natural resource management planning;
  3. Assist the Northern Tanami Ranger Group Coordinator with the supervision of the Rangers



  • Competitive salary and benefits package, 15.4% superannuation, five weeks annual leave and paid Christmas shut down period.
  • Generous salary packaging (maximum $29,000 annually, depending on individual circumstances);
  • Ongoing district allowance (circa $7,880 for an individual or $12,470 with dependents);
  • Yearly airfare allowance (circa $1,300);
  • Relocation assistance, should you be moving to the region; and
  • Fully subsidised, furnished, accommodation provided in Lajamanu Community. 


The Central Land Council is dedicated to delivering ongoing professional development and career progression for its people. You'll have the opportunity to undertake professional development and to take part in a number of new projects as the organisation continues to grow and innovate.

Most importantly, this role will allow you to work in a diverse environment where you affect real change. 



  • Ochre card (working with vulnerable people check)
  • National police clearance (Required for specific positions)
  • Driver's licence



If you're interested in using your skills to make a real difference apply now!

Closing Date: 26 May 2024 or earlier should a suitable candidate be found sooner.


For further information about this role, please contact Nick Ashburner (08) 8951 6211.

For more information about the application process please contact Kirsten Clarke (Human Resources Advisor) on 08 8951 6219 or

Total effective package includes: base salary, district allowance, superannuation, leave loading, relocation assistance, annual airfare allowance and salary packaging options. Annual progression within the salary scale is subject to satisfactory performance. Progression is in accordance with annual increments set out in an enterprise agreement.

The filling of this vacancy is an affirmative measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975.

Position Description

Type: Ongoing

Category: Land Management - Indigenous Protected Area

Salary: CL 6 $83,728- $96,180

Reference ID: KC000073

Date Posted: 03/05/2024