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Tjiwarl (Aboriginal Corporation) RNTBC is the PBC for Tjiwarl people.

Tjiwarl native title covers an area of approximately 13,600 square km, taking in land and waters situated between the towns of Wiluna in the north and Leonora in the south.

The west of the determination area extends over Booylgoo Range and part of Montague Range. The east of the area extends over Mount Keith and Mount Sir Samuel.

The title given to the claim – Tjiwarl – is the name of a spring located in the eastern part of the claim area. The word Tjiwarl means “something shining”.

Tjiwarl became one of the first groups in Western Australia to file compensation claims. The settlement, called the Tjiwarl Palyakuwa (Agreement) is the result of Tjiwarl filing three compensation claims against the State in 2020. The claims were test cases for historic compensation for impact to culture and heritage within the now determined Tjiwarl area.


Tjiwarl (Aboriginal Corporation) RNTBC

ICN: 8628


Greg Ryan-Gadsden
Tjiwarl (Aboriginal Corporation) RNTBC
Unit 6, 524 Abernethy Road
Kewdale WA 6105
(08) 9200 3730

Land Area

13,623 km2


Central Desert region, Western Australia


Litigated determination-
27 April 2017

Compensation Settlement

23 May 2023