Below are the general conditions that apply to permits issued for the Paruku IPA. Please read through carefully and click the accept button to acknowledge that
you have read and accept these conditions.
This permit is issued on behalf of the following prescribed bodies corporate under the Native Title Act 1993 representing the traditional owners of the Paruku IPA:
- Tjurabalan Native Title Aboriginal Corporation (RNTBC)
- Paruku IPA – representing Tjurabalan native title holders
NOTE: Fuel and food can be purchased from the Mulan Community Store. Phone number is (08) 9168 8939.
Opening hours are 9am – 12:30pm and 1:30pm – 4pm (Monday to Friday) and 9am – 12 noon (Saturday).
NOTE: Due to increasing burden on Paruku Ranger time and vehicle resources, recovery charges will apply in the event of a ranger callout to assist with breakdowns.
This permit has been issued subject to the following conditions:
- The permit is valid from the start date (or issue date for commercial permits) until the expiry date.
- The permit only applies to the permit holder and their fellow travellers up to a total number of persons specified above.
- The permit is issued on the basis that all persons to which it relates enter native title land at their own risk and agree that the landowners, occupiers or native
title holders shall not be liable for any loss, damage or liability of any kind arising out of the entry onto Aboriginal land, no matter how much loss, damage or
liability arises and whether it is by fault, default or negligence.
- The permit only gives permission for travel along the formed tracks within the Paruku IPA and to associated campsites.
- Camping is only permitted at the following designated campsites:
- Stretch Lagoon
- Handover Camp Site
- Yunpu Camp Site
- Sturt Creek (adjacent to the Tanami Road, approximately 5km south east of Billiluna community)
- Only move off the formed tracks for legitimate purposes, such as in emergencies.
- Areas listed below are not included in this permit and access is closed to the general public including permit holders and their fellow travellers.
- Access to areas of native title land which is not authorised by this permit may constitute trespass.
- The permit does not authorise the entry of a person to a dwelling, community or living area belonging to Aboriginal people without the consent of the owner, occupier
- The permit does not authorise any other activity apart from tourism.
- All other activities or requests for access to the surrounding lands, apart from access roads, should be made to the relevant Prescribed Body Corporate listed above.
It should be noted that, generally, requests for public access are not granted and that other state government approvals (e.g. from the Department of Aboriginal
Affairs) may be required for activities other than tourism.
- The permit holder and other persons travelling with them will at all times:
- Carry this permit in the vehicle and show the permit to traditional owners and ranger groups upon request
- Comply with any reasonable request or directions by the traditional owners or ranger groups while on native title land including, any directions relating to access
to, safe-keeping and preservation of Aboriginal sites and objects
- Comply with any directional or other signs installed by the prescribed bodies corporate
- Comply with directions in caring for the IPA outlined in the Visitor Information Guide supplied with the permit.
- The permit holder and other persons travelling with them are aware that persons who excavate, destroy, damages, conceals or in any way alter an Aboriginal site
commit an offence under the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972, which attracts criminal and civil penalties.
- The permit does not authorise the discharge of firearms while on native title land.
- The permit is automatically revoked if the permit holder or other persons travelling with them breaches any of the conditions of the permit.
Areas excluded from this permit
The following areas excluded from this permit:
- Any area off a designated track or marked as No Tourists, No Men or No Women on the IPA map provided with this permit.
Access points to the Paruku IPA
The following are the access points for the Paruku IPA:
- Tanami Road to Billiluna
- Tanami Road to Balgo to Mulan to Stretch Lagoon and Well 51
- Mulan to Well 51
- Billiluna to Well 51
- Canning Stock Route from Well 51