Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) is incorporated by the 1981 Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Land Rights Act whereby the SA Parliament gave Aboriginal people title to more than 103,000 square kilometres of arid land in the far northwest of South Australia.
The main communities on the Lands include - Indulkana, Mimili, Kaltjiti, Pukatja, Amata, Pipalyatjara and Watarru.
There are several homelands as well, the larger ones being Kalka, Kanpi, Nyapari and Yunyarinyi . The APY administration centre of the Lands is located at Umuwa.
APY oversees the activities of the various constituent groups serving the needs of the people on the Lands. It also helps shape policies regarding economic and social development.
The Executive Board of Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara is elected pursuant to Section 9 of the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Land Rights Act and hold meetings in accordance with Section 10 of the Act. The Executive Board must hold its meetings at least once in every two months. The Executive Board, comprising 10 members from electorates established by amendment to the Act,...
is the governing body of Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara and is responsible for carrying out the day to day business of the organization. The Executive Board must endeavour to advance the interests of Anangu at all times and must comply with a resolution made at an Annual or Special General Meeting. An act of the Executive is binding on Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara.
Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara
PMB 227 Umuwa
via Alice Springs
(08) 8954 8111
(08) 8954 8110
- APY Executive Board Minutes
- APY Annual and Special General Meetings
- Annual Reports
- APY Constitution and Code of Conduct
- Development and Planning
- General Information
- Land Management
- Reports about the APY Lands
- Debates/Reviews/Submissions on APY Legislation
- Additional Reading Resources