Aboriginal Community Council (Australia)


There are various types of Aboriginal Community Councils which typically represent the interests of, and make decisions on behalf of a local Indigenous community. It is a term that can be used to describe either a Council or an Association.

Extended Definition

Many Councils are legally incorporated under the Aboriginal Councils and Associations Act 1976 (Cth). In that legislation the term 'Council' could refer to either an incorporated Aboriginal 'Council' or an incorporated 'Association'. Other Councils could be incorporated under one of the legislative regimes in each state or territory.