Employment Opportunities

Larrakia Nation Aboriginal Corporation (LNAC) is the peak advocacy and support agency for the Larrakia people, the Traditional Land Owners of the Greater Darwin area.

Initially established in 1998 to represent the native title interests of the Larrakia people, LNAC has since evolved into a vital service delivery organisation focused on addressing the social, cultural and economic aspirations of the Larrakia people by initiating and administering programs, projects and services for the broader aboriginal community.

LNAC is a not-for-profit organisation. Our aim is to assist the indigenous people of the Northern Territory to ‘Live Stronger, Live Longer’

As an employee of Larrakia Nation you will benefit from:

  • An attractive salary
  • Salary packaging
  • Dedicated Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Training & development opportunities

We are currently seeking the following:


Our Day Patrol (Assist Program) and Night Patrol (DPNP – Darwin Palmerston Night Patrol) services aim to prevent alcohol related disputes, problems and conflict in the Darwin and Palmerston area through dispute resolution and transporting vulnerable persons to a place of safety or referring to other relevant service providers.

The objective is to improve the safety of vulnerable Aboriginal people in the Darwin and Palmerston Area through the delivery of patrols, dispute resolution and transport services.

Duties include (but not limited to):

  • Conduct mobile and foot patrols to identify at-risk behaviours by Aboriginal people;
  • Intervene in situations where vulnerable persons are at risk by providing dispute resolution, transport of vulnerable persons or other culturally-appropriate actions;
  • Maintain radio/telephone communications with Police and other agencies and assist Police and other agencies during times of emergency where feasible;
  • Conduct effective liaison with internal / external users, major service providers and referring agencies in order to achieve the required level of service delivery.
  • Defuse violent situations and protect vulnerable people where safe to do so.
  • Record statistical information and maintain an accurate and concise shift journal of all activities carried out on shift;
  • Provide first aid assistance to persons suffering from illness or injuries;
  • Participate in training programs, professional development and performance reviews;
  • To assist in the collection of data and have input to program improvement;
  • Ensure program assets are maintained to the highest standard and report any maintenance issues when required;
  • Be punctual, reliable, work to industry standards and maintain a neat and tidy appearance;
  • Ensure effective communication with colleagues, clients and service providers, plus involvement and contribution to regular and consistent team meetings and handovers.
  • Maintain respect for Larrakia people and traditional country; and
  • Ensure best practice of OH&S and guidelines are followed.

If you are willing to adapt to working in a challenging environment and have a genuine appreciation of Indigenous people and culture then this is the job for you.

To apply, please download the job description below and address the selection criteria enclosed, please then submit this alongside your up to date resume to hr@larrakia.com

Mandatory Requirements – Full Driver’s License, Current First Aid certificate, Police Check and Working with Children card.

Patrol Officer – Job Description – May 2019

Applications close at on Friday, 24 May 2019


The Larrakia Host program will see Larrakia and other Aboriginal people promoting information about the Larrakia culture to tourists, visitors and local residents. It will also provide a referral service to other programs, including the Day Patrol, reminding visitors from other communities about the types of behaviour that are acceptable on Larrakia country.

The program is an initiative of the Darwin City Deal which aims to boost tourism and employment opportunities for Aboriginal people while preserving and promoting Larrakia culture.

“This program helps to share important cultural and tourism information about the traditional owners of the Darwin region, and also takes an educational rather than confrontational approach to responding to bad behaviour.

“Larrakia Hosts will be highly visible around the city, and this program will shine a positive spotlight on Larrakia culture, helping to preserve and promote the cultural values of Darwin’s traditional owners.”

“Larrakia people have always welcomed people to our lands, despite the ongoing struggle for proper recognition of our rights. Larrakia people aim to foster partnerships according to our cultural protocols, which we ask you to respect.”

“Larrakia Hosts will build on the impetus created by the Night Patrol, Day Patrol and Return to Country programs, working with local residents, tourists and NT communities to make visiting Larrakia Country a rewarding experience.”

The Larrakia Host program forms part of a suite of outreach services known as Larrakia Assist, which also includes the Day Patrol and Return to Country program.

Duties include (but not limited to):

  • Develop awareness of the Larrakia culture among visitors to, and residents of, Darwin
  • Represent the Larrakia people by providing Welcomes to Country, cultural education, tourism information, client referrals, and advice on the importance of the Larrakia protocols
  • Interact with tourists and the general public in the provision of general information and stories about Darwin’s history
  • Provide positive public perceptions to create opportunities that add value in other areas
  • Engage and communicate in a culturally appropriate manner with community visitors about acceptable behaviour protocols
  • Provide referrals to appropriate information and support services.

To apply, please download the job description below and address the selection criteria enclosed, please then submit this alongside your up to date resume to hr@larrakia.com

Larrakia Host Job Description 2019

Applications close at on Monday 21 January 2019


If you are interested in providing an application for either our Patrol Officer / Support Worker / Cleaner roles. We maintain a casual pool for these roles.

To apply, please download the job description below and address the selection criteria enclosed, please then submit this alongside your up to date resume to hr@larrakia.com.

Patrol Officer – 2018 Job Description

Support Worker – 2018 Job Description

Please note: Submission of applications does not mean you will be guaranteed a role at any given time, we will review completed applications as required and will contact you.


We are currently seeking Cultural Artists & Educators to assist in connecting our school children with Aboriginal culture such as dance, music, arts and craft, storytelling, traditional food and cultural awareness. These activities may be held at our Cultural Centre in Palmerston or at local schools.

To apply you will need: An up to date resume demonstrating your skills/talent, a valid Working with Children’s Card, a current National Police Check (dated within the last 6 months) and a current ABN.

Please be aware that without the above, we cannot proceed with your application.

If you have a talent or skill that you feel would assist us in achieving the above and providing children with new positive experiences, please contact our Palmerston Office on 8931 2120 or email liaison@larrakia.com.

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