Privacy Policy

We believe that protecting your privacy is important.

We use information you give us so we can communicate with you.

When visiting our website or using our PBCmob app, information (such as your browser, date, time and pages accessed) is recorded for statistical purposes and remains anonymous. It will only be used to improve the website or app, in order to give you a better experience.

The information you provide through this website and PBCmob is used only by us and not sold or given to third-parties unless required by law.

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.

Secure areas on our website are indicated by a padlock symbol in the browser.

We use SSL (secure sockets layer) to transmit private information by encrypting the data transferred over the internet. This protocol is a standard used by many websites where you submit confidential information, such as credit card numbers, application forms and other personal data.

If you have any concerns or questions about your security while using our website or PBCmob, please contact us for more information.



Central Land Council (CLC) collects personal information from individuals to perform its business functions. Examples of these functions include but are not limited to:

  • Issuing permits and licences
  • Paying entitlements and grants
  • Responding to requests

CLC is required by law to comply with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) and the Australian Privacy Principles. The Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) gives everyone the following rights:

  • Understand why CLC collects personal information, how CLC uses personal information and to whom CLC discloses personal information
  • Have the option to not identify yourself.
  • Ask for access to your personal information.
  • Stop receiving unwanted direct marketing.
  • Ask for your personal information to be corrected if it is incorrect.
  • Lodge a complaint about an entity covered by the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth), if you believe the entity has mishandled your personal information.

The Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) requires organisations to have a Privacy policy. All personal information will be handled in accordance with the CLC Privacy Policy: It explains what constitutes personal and sensitive information, how an individual may access, correct or complain regarding any personal information CLC holds about them. The CLC Privacy Policy is here: CLC Privacy Policy

The CLC strives to keep personal information safe, therefore will not provide personal and sensitive information for non-business functions unless legally required.

For overseas requests for disclosure CLC will ensure that there are substantially similar protections in place in the recipient country as under Australian privacy law along with appropriate enforcement mechanisms.

If you have general enquiries about our policy or concerns relating to our collection and use of personal information, please complete the website contact form: Contact Us – Central Land Council (

Please note: Aboriginal Land Council are exempt from enquiries under the FOI Act 1982.

Any complaints about CLC’s handling of personal information can be made also via the contact form or to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner. Privacy complaints | OAIC


Central Land Council (CLC) is required to maintain a register of the Privacy Impact Assessments (PIAs) it conducts and publish the register, or a version of the register, on its website. PIAs are relevant for projects with potential privacy impacts such as changing software providers and data transfers.

Privacy Impact Assessment is defined in section 33D of the Privacy (Australian Government Agencies – Governance) APP Code 2017 (the Code), made under the Privacy Act 1988 (the Act). 

Note: There are no PIA’s registered with CLC as of March 2024.