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Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatarra Land Rights Act 1981

Permits are required by all visitors to the APY Lands, and for employees to remain in residence on the APY Lands. Please download appropriate forms as required from the list above.
For Media, there are specific protocols in place for filming and photography, and an agreement document that must be authorised by PYMedia. Please select the Media Permits links to access all required protocols and processes for Media.
All visitors and employees granted permits must comply with the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Land Rights Act (1981), also available from the list above.

Conditions Relating to Visitors to the APY Lands


Please note that permits have been issued subject to the following conditions:

1. This permit does not authorise the entry of any person to a dwelling or living area of a camp occupied by, or belonging to, an Aboriginal without the prior consent of the owner or occupant.

2. Issue of this permit does not imply that notice of intention to visit the Aboriginal land specified has been served upon the Traditional Owners concerned. The permit holder is responsible to ensure that Aboriginal communities are informed of their intention to visit.

3. This permit is valid only to enable the permit holder to perform the duties associated with their visit.

4. This permit must be carried at all times while the holder is on the Lands and produced for inspection on demand.

5. The permit holder must comply with any laws currently in force concerning the sale and possession of alcohol and/or other volatile substances on the Lands

6. This permit may be revoked at any time.

7. In the event of a valid permit being revoked for any reason, the permit holder shall immediately leave the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands.

8. Executive members, Community Councillors and Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara staff may inspect permits and may at any time give direction to permit holders in relation to their conduct and activities on the Lands.

9. Any special conditions are noted on the attached form.

10. The vehicle sticker must be displayed on the windscreen of your vehicle while the holder is on the Lands.

11. The body of the form is for the permit holder's information only.

12. Any Agency staff, Employee or Contractor working on the APY Lands requires a National Police Clearance Certificate.

13. All artworks purchased by the permit holder must be declared and accompanied by the appropriate sales documentation from the relevant community art centre. Except in the case of approved galleries, the permit holder shall not deal privately in the works of Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara artists.

14. No work or consultations will be undertaken unless first approved in writing by the APY Executive Board or its delegate.

15. No premises will be negotiated for, occupied or used without a lease or licence arrangement approved by the APY Executive Board.

16. You will co-operate with and answer questions asked by any investigator appointed by APY.

17. Holders of permits shall not:

a) make representations about the nature and extent of Anangu legal rights under the APY Land Rights Act; the powers and functions of APY ownership of the lands by APY; and/ or, APY's entitlement to exclusive possession of the Lands and buildings erected on the Lands and/or APY's entitlement to collect the rents and profits from the Lands or buildings erected thereon;
b) occupy buildings or other areas without the consent of APY; or,
c) collect rents for buildings or lands or other money from Anangu or communities without the written consent of APY.

It will be up to your agency to obtain Police Clearances and Working with Children checks and to advise us that this has been done and that the checks are clear and disclose nothing. We reserve the right to call for proof on a case by case basis. Should a person be found to have entered the APY Lands without these matters having been addressed, or with an unsatisfactory history, then the situation will be dealt with by removal and prosecution.

A.B.N. 77 261 612 162
PMB 227 Umuwa via Alice Springs NT 0872
Phone: (08) 8954 8111 Fax: (08) 8954 8110
Email: gmapy@anangu.com.au

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