The Yilka and Sullivan/Edwards native title claims were determined by Justice Neil McKerracher on 27 September 2017 at a ceremonial sitting of the Federal Court of Australia at Yilurn (Jutson Soak), east of the Cosmo Newberry Aboriginal community.
The Yilka Talintji Aboriginal Corporation was determined as the prescribed body corporate for the Yilka and Sullivan/Edwards determination area on 26 September 2019.
|Nominated Prescribed Body Corporate:||Yilka Talintji Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC|
|PBC Contact details:||Yilka Talintji Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC
c/- 76 Wittenoom Street, East Perth WA 6004
|Federal Court of Australia Summary|
|Title:||Harvey Murray on behalf of the Yilka Native Title Claimants v The State of Western Australia|
|Applicant Names:||Harvey Murray|
|Application type:||Claimant Application|
|Date filed:||15 December 2008|
|FCA No:||WAD 297 of 2008|
|National Native Title Tribunal Summary|
|Register of NT claims:||Registered|
|Area Description/Location:||Shire of Laverton, Western Australia|
|Claim area size (approximate):||12, 260 km2|
|Notification Status:||Notification complete.|
|Notification closing date:||8 December 2009|
|Date Finalised:||27 September 2017|
|Determination type:||Litigated Determination|
|Tribunal file no:||WC2008/005, WCD2017/005|
|Federal Court file no:||WAD297/2008, WAD498/2011, WAD 303/2013|
|Judgement:||Murray on behalf of the Yilka Native Title Claimants v State of Western Australia (No 5)  FCA 752; Murray on behalf of the Yilka Native Title Claimants v State of Western Australia (No 6)  FCA 703|
|Determination Date:||27 September 2017
|NT rights and interests recognised:||The nature and extent of the native title rights and interests in relation to each part of the Determination Area referred to in Schedule 4 is the right of possession, occupation, use and enjoyment of that part as against the whole world.The nature and extent of the native title rights and interests in relation to each part of the Determination Area referred to in Schedule 5 are the following rights or interests:
(a) the right to access, to remain in and to use that part for any purpose;
(b) the right to access and take for any purpose resources of that part; and
(c) the right to maintain and protect places and objects of significance in or on that part.
Any access to the Yilka and Sullivan/Edwards determination is regulated by:
- private agreement with Yilka Talintji Aboriginal Corporation (RNTBC);
- the future acts processess under the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth); and
- entry permits under the Aboriginal Affairs Planning Authority Act 1972 (WA).
For more information, please see the page detailing Aboriginal Reserves within the Central Desert Region for the types of entry permits required on Aboriginal Reserves.
Exploration and prospecting mineral and petroleum titles
Yilka Talintji Aboriginal Corporation has developed a standard Mineral Exploration and Land Access Deed of Agreement and a standard Petroleum Exploration and Land Access Deed of Agreement. These deeds of Agreement deal with access to native title lands and Aboriginal Reserves.
Access onto determination area and Aboriginal Reserves for non-mining and petroleum tenure purposes
For Private agreement access please contact Yilka Talintji Aboriginal Corporation.
Please note: Transit Permits are required to traverse almost all areas within the Yilka and Sullivan/Edwards Determination area, including the Great Central Road.