The Ngarluma and Yindjibarndi lands in the Pilbara area of WA comprise of over 11,000km2 of vast mountain ranges and gorges, rolling rocky outcrops and rivers, and spectacular coastline. It stretches from the azure waters of the Pilbara coast to the Millstream-Chichester National Park to the south, from around Whim Creek in the east to just west of Pannawonica.

NYFL’s aim is to establish a sustainable future for its members and beneficiaries across social, cultural, economic, health, business and education opportunities, by seeking and realizing commercial opportunities in this dynamic region.


Importantly, these income streams are allowing NYFL to devote increasing budgets towards our constitutional requirements. Our membership has grown from an initial 320 when the Agreement was signed in 1998 to currently in excess of 1800 people – and is still growing.

The Ngarluma Yindjibarndi Foundation Limited is committed to promoting the interests of its beneficiaries, and particularly the Ngarluma and Yindjibarndi people. Driven by a committed and visionary Board, it is developing business activities which provide revenue streams over and above the initial funding stream from our North West Shelf Gas partners, essential to continue to provide assistance as membership soars over 1,800 as at March 2017. These activities also provide training and employment and business opportunities for local people, and present the NYFL brand in a positive sense in front of resource companies, governments at all levels and the broader community.


The current NYFL Board of Directors:

  • Michael Woodley
  • Josie Samson
  • Janelle Mowarin
  • Kevin Guiness
  • Ricky Smith
  • Lorice Douglas
  • Lyn Cheedy
  • Angus Mack
  • Independent Directors


Chief Executive Officer (CEO): Sean-Paul Stephens

Manager Member Services: Kelly Stuart

Manager WY Program: Amee Leane



Click here to find out about the NYFL Constitution.