On 1 February 2019, the ILC became the Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation (ILSC), with an extended remit to include the acquisition and management of interests in water as well as land.
Along with these changes came the requirement for the ILSC to replace its current National and Regional Indigenous Land Strategies with a National Indigenous Land and Sea Strategy and Regional Land and Sea Strategies (NILSS and RILSS).
The NILSS is the key policy document for the ILSC, setting out our three-to-five year strategic direction. The NILSS guides the performance and functions of the ILSC – identifying the relationships, strategies, opportunities and program mechanisms that the ILSC will use to meet its obligations under the ATSI Act (2005). 

The RILSS, in turn, provide further detail on these strategic directions for each of the RILSS regions (Northern, Desert, South west and South east Australia).    

The ILSC will not develop the NILSS or RILSS in isolation – the aspirations of Indigenous Australians cannot be reflected without your input.

Submissions are now being sought on the NILSS and a fact sheet and the existing NILS are available on the link below to assist you to form your input.

Your submission can be short or long, detailed or broad – please send them through to NILSSConsultation@ilsc.gov.au.

Submissions will close at 5.00pm (AEST), Friday 17 May.

In the meantime, a series of consultation sessions will be held across the RILSS regions, so please save the date of your nearest session:

Location Venue/ Address Date and Time
Alice Springs Central Land Council Main Office, Meeting Room
27 Stuart Hwy
Alice Springs NT
Tuesday 7 May
11am to 1pm
Darwin Northern Land Council Head Office, Meeting Room (4th Floor)
45 Mitchell Street,
Darwin NT
Wednesday 8 May
11am to 1pm
Adelaide ILSC Head Office, Boardroom
Level 7, 121 King William Street,
Adelaide SA
Wednesday 8 May
11am to 1pm
Cairns Indigenous Business Australia Office,
59 McLeod Street
Cairns QLD
Thursday 9 May
11am to 1pm
Melbourne Indigenous Business Australia Office,
Level 10, 460 Bourke Street
Melbourne VIC
Thursday 9 May
11am to 1pm
Brisbane ILSC Brisbane Office, Boardroom
Level 2, 67 Astor Terrace
Spring Hill QLD
Friday 10 May
11am to 1pm
Perth ILSC Perth Office, Boardroom
Level 12, 207 Murray Street
Perth WA
Tuesday 14 May
11am to 1pm
Broome Broome Lotteries House – Hall 1
Lot 642 Cable Beach Road, Broome WA 
Wednesday 15 May
11am to 1pm

If you would like to RSVP or require venue information, please email NILSSconsultation@ilsc.gov.au, or alternatively contact your nearest ILSC office on Freecall 1800 818 490

Download the 2018-22 Current NILS         
Download the ILSC NILSS Fact Sheet

Download the ILSC NILSS Consultation Paper