Indigenous landholders

The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia’s Indigenous Landholder Service (ILS) provides support to Indigenous landholders to achieve greater economic, environmental and social benefits for their communities. More than 70 properties, representing an area in excess of 5.5 million hectares access the service across the State. From small scale agricultural properties to large pastoral leaseholds in the Kimberley, the ILS adapts its service to meet the needs of these landholders. The service offers specialist technical expertise, training and skills development, governance issues support and mentoring and access to relevant information. 


  • The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPRID) Aboriginal Economic Development (AED) Program is designed to facilitate sustainable and lasting increases to Aboriginal economi

  • The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development's (DPIRD) Aboriginal Economic Development (AED) program lays the building blocks for a new approach to AED in WA.

  • Traditionally, agriculture in the Western Australian rangelands has predominantly relied on grazing stock on native vegetation, with some irrigation precincts around Carnarvon and on the Ord River

  • The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development's (DPIRD) Aboriginal Economic Development (AED) program builds the capacity of Aboriginal people to participate in the Western Australi

  • The Northern Beef Development program aims to support the Western Australian northern beef industry to become more profitable, resilient, and sustainable.