There are many benefits to being a Member of the Gandangara Local Aboriginal Land Council and we encourage everyone who is eligible to apply for Membership, and begin that conversation.
GLALC belongs to our Members, which makes them the most important people in the organisation.
GLALC is the heart of our Aboriginal community and fosters community pride alongside management of community assets. Members are consulted at every step of our journey and Member approval is vital to our progress. Our membership has increased 45% since 2016 and is now over 720. The majority of our Members are between 40 and 60 years old, whereas the median age of First Peoples in the area is 25. Understandably our Health and Transport services appeal more to older clients but GLALC is looking to provide more facilities for young people in the coming years. To uphold our great standing in the community we assure our Members that all funds are safely invested, carefully managed and provide a reliable income stream. We continue to submit competitive applications for grant funding and improve our service entities to ensure growth and enhancement. We also map, manage and protect our cultural and historical sites.
It is important that you are able to confirm your Aboriginality in order to be eligible for Membership. Please use the link below to access and read the GLALC Policy For The Consideration Of Membership Applications.
The Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 (NSW) (the ALR Act) sets out the requirements for a person to be accepted as a person qualified for membership of a Local Aboriginal Land Council (LALC). Acceptance of persons as qualified for membership (ie acceptance as a member) is to be determined by resolution of the voting members of the LALC. 1 2.2
The purpose of this document is to: a. set out the process that will be followed for all new and previous membership applications of the GLALC; and b. provide assistance for applicants regarding what information is required when making a membership application.
LINK TO POLICY DOCUMENT
Discovering or proving your ancestry and extended family connections is a very important process that has both personal and legal benefits and implications. Therefore, it needs to be carried out carefully and diligently. There are many official and commercial ancestry search sites available online, and the process can be complicated. Because of this, we are happy to help you navigate and make the best use of these sites.
Please contact us on 9602 5280 or at firstname.lastname@example.org to book an appointment.
There is a Membership Registration process can be a bit daunting for some. Our staff are trained to be able to help you through this process, and we have JP's on site to witness any documents and copies needed for the process.
If you require any assistance whatsoever, please do not hesitate to call us on 9602 5280 or email at Reception@glalc.org.au.