Site Privacy Policy

Northern Land Council (NLC) is committed to protecting the privacy of your personal information. This policy explains how the NLC collects and utilises your personal information when you seek an NLC access permit to Aboriginal land and water through the NLC’s Permit Administration System (PAS) (Site). In this policy we, us and our means Northern Land Council ABN: 56 3275 153 36.

Personal Information

We use personal information provided directly from you through the PAS for the purposes of managing permit administration, compliance and enforcement and supporting traditional Aboriginal owners in visitor management.

The types of personal information that we may collect about you includes:

We may collect these types of personal information directly from you or from third parties. The PAS does not collect sensitive information.

Collection and use

We may collect, hold, use and disclose personal information for the following purposes:

Disclosure to third parties

The information you provide through the PAS is not sold or given to third-parties unless required by law or in emergency situations or otherwise in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). We may disclose personal information to:

Where we disclose your personal information to third parties, we will request that the third party handle your personal information in accordance with this Site Privacy Policy.

Storage and security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

This Site contains secure areas indicated by a padlock symbol in the browser. NLC transmits private information by encrypting the data transferred over the Internet using a standard SSL protocol. (This standard is used by many websites when you submit confidential information, such as credit card numbers and other personal data).


We may use cookies on our Site from time to time. Cookies are text files placed in your computer's browser to store your preferences. Cookies, by themselves, do not tell us your email address or other personally identifiable information. However, they do allow third parties, such as Google and Facebook, to cause our advertisements to appear on your social media and online media feeds as part of our retargeting campaigns. If and when you choose to provide our Site with personal information, this information may be linked to the data stored in the cookie.

Links to other websites

Our Site may contain links to other websites. We do not have any control over those websites and we are not responsible for the protection and privacy of any personal information which you provide whilst visiting those websites. Those websites are not governed by this Privacy Policy.

Your rights

Choice and consent: By providing personal information to us, you consent to us collecting, holding, using and disclosing your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. You do not have to provide personal information to us, however, if you do not, it may affect your use of this Site or the services offered through it.

Access: You may request details of the personal information that we hold about you. In certain circumstances, as set out in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth), we may refuse to provide you with personal information that we hold about you.

Correction: If you believe that any information we hold about you is inaccurate, out of date, incomplete, irrelevant or misleading, please contact us using the details below. We will take reasonable steps to correct any information found to be inaccurate, incomplete, misleading or out of date.

Complaints: If you believe that we have breached the Australian Privacy Principles and wish to make a complaint, please contact us using the details below and provide us with full details of the alleged breach. We will promptly investigate your complaint and respond to you, in writing, setting out the outcome of our investigation and the steps we will take to deal with your complaint.

Restrict: You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information. If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by contacting us using the details below.


We may, at any time and at our discretion, vary this Privacy Policy by publishing the amended Privacy Policy on our Site. We recommend you check our Site regularly to ensure you are aware of our current Privacy Policy.

For any questions or notices, please contact our Privacy Officer at:

Northern Land Council

Last updated 29 August 2019