Indigenous access and use agreements (IAUAs)
Indigenous access and use agreements under the Land Act 1994 are agreements between leaseholders and Indigenous peoples facilitating access to rural leasehold land for traditional purposes, including but not limited to:
- camping, fishing, gathering or hunting
- performing rites or other ceremonies
- visiting sites of significance.
IAUAs may also include activities incidental to a traditional activity mentioned above, for example, controlling pests, teaching rites or other ceremonies, preserving sites of significance.
The agreements provide an alternative, workable legal framework for expediting Indigenous access to and use of rural land leased for agricultural and grazing purposes.
Last reviewed 11 September 2012
Last updated 22 November 2011