Anindilyakwa Land Council
ALC Research Application
The Anindilyakwa Land Council (ALC) supports researchers to undertake projects within the
Anindilyakwa IPA that:
• respect Anindilyakwa culture and traditional rights to natural and cultural resources;
• benefit and appropriately acknowledge the contributions of Traditional Owners;
• recognise the rights of Anindilyakwa Traditional Owners to their cultural and intellectual property;
• provide information which can inform land and/or sea management activities undertaken by the
• provide opportunities for ALC Rangers and/or Anindilyakwa Traditional Owners to participate and
gain experience and skills; and
• in the case of ecological research projects, are aligned with the ALC’s Threatened Species
Researchers must complete this Research Application form in relation to proposed research projects and
obtain, through the ALC, the free, prior and informed consent of relevant Traditional Owners and
communities before undertaking any project within the Anindilyakwa IPA. An ALC Research Review
Committee will use the information disclosed in this Research Application form to evaluate the project and
to identify and consult with Traditional Owners.
If your application is approved, you will be required to sign a research agreement with the ALC. The
agreement will specify the conditions of approval that apply to the research project. These will
include, but not be limited to, the following:
1. Special Access Permits will be required and must be signed by senior Traditional Owners of the
study area and/or survey/sampling sites to be visited.
2. Copies of all other relevant permits and approvals required in relation to the project must be
provided to the nominated ALC representative. These may include:
a. a permit to undertake scientific research on wildlife under the Territory Parks and Wildlife
Conservation Act 2006;
b. Animal Ethics Committee approval; and/or
. other Ethics Committee approval.
3. Appropriate arrangements must be made in advance with the nominated ALC representative for
angers, Traditional Owners and/or other ALC staff to accompany you during fieldwork.