The River Murray and Mallee Aboriginal Corporation administers land on behalf the River Murray and Mallee people. The native title consent determination was handed down by Justice Mansfield at a Federal Court hearing at Lake Bonney, on 18 November 2011. The consent determination recognised the River Murray and Mallee peoples non-exclusive rights and interests to parts of their traditional land in areas of the Murray River around Renmark, Berri, Barmera, Waikerie and Morgan.
This determination arose from a claim submitted on 9 April 1998 to have the River Murray and Mallee peoples native title rights and interests recognised in law to approximately 47,542 sq km of lands and waters in South Australia. The determination recognises the River Murray and Mallee people’s the rights to access, hunt, fish, camp, gather and use natural resources, undertake cultural activities, conduct ceremonies and meetings, and protect places of cultural and religious significance.