Cape York Land Council has a history of achievement and a future committed to achieving native title recognition and assisting Aboriginal people of Cape York to gain economic independence and improve their quality of life.

If you are interested in being a part of our team, have a commitment to our vision and would like to be part of a network of Community organisations achieving meaningful outcomes for Aboriginal people in Cape York please submit an expression of interest by contacting us by telephone (07) 4053 9222. Cape York Land Council operates a fair and equitable recruitment process.

Cape York Land Council is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and encourages indigenous persons to apply for positions within our organisation. We have a strong commitment to equity and fairness.

Senior Legal Officer – Native Title

This position reports to the Principal Legal Officer and works very closely with the Mangers of the Land Reform Unit, the Business Advisory Unit, the Community and Dispute Resolution Unit and the Anthropology Unit.

As a Senior Legal Officer (NTU), you will be responsible for managing aspects of the Cape York United #1 native title claim, as well leading indigenous land use agreement negotiations and other projects as required.

Your skill and experience in managing complex negotiations and/or litigation will ensure the effective delivery of CYLC’s statutory functions under the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth).  You will have experience in working in multi-disciplinary teams in a cross-cultural environment and will have highly developed communication and interpersonal skills to engage in effective consultation with the Traditional Owners of Cape York.

The successful applicant will be a qualified legal practitioner admitted in the Supreme Court of a State or Territory of Australia, with a minimum 5 years of post-admission experience in native title. Expertise in commercial litigation and dispute resolution is highly desirable.

If so, to express your interest in this position please email your CV to:  


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Applications close June 22nd 2020

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