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 Aboriginal Business Development (ABD) project contributes to the Department's "Agrifood 2025+" initiative of doubling the value of WA agricultural production by 2025.

  • Growing global demand for Australian beef products, driven primarily by Asian countries, presents opportunities to expand livestock production and value add in the Kimberley and Pilbara regions of

  • The Indigenous Landholder Service (ILS) newsletter provides up-to-date information for our landholders and stakeholders.

  • The Southern Indigenous Landholder Service (SAILS) covers Noongar country, from Moore River 150km north of Perth, across to Esperance on the south coast, and all the agricultural areas south of tha

  • The Indigenous Landholder Service – North (ILS North) covers the northern region of Western Australia, north of Coral Bay, and across to the Northern Territory border.

  • The Midwest Indigenous Landholder Service (MILS) covers the Mid West region, from Moore River 150km northwards to Carnarvon, and east to Wiluna.