West Arnhem Land Fire Abatement (WALFA) Project

West Arnhem Land Fire Abatement (WALFA) Project


  • ACCUs
  • 901,075 tonnes CO2-e
  • Private Market and Clean Energy Regulator
  • Northern Territory
  • ALFA (NT) Limited and Jawoyn Association Aboriginal Corporation
  • ALFA (NT) Limited
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About the Project

Since it began in 2006, the WALFA project has been an extraordinary success and is the landscape scale model on which the approved savanna burning methodology is based. Indigenous fire managers and their partners in Arnhem Land have successfully reinstated customary burning practices producing significant social, cultural, environmental and economic benefits for Indigenous landowners. The WALFA project commenced as a partnership between the Traditional Landowners, the five Indigenous Ranger groups with responsibility for that part of Western Arnhem Land, the NT Government, the Northern Land Council, the Darwin Centre for Bushfires Research and a global oil and natural gas company ConocoPhillips. The WALFA project was registered by ALFA (NT) Limited as an Eligible Offsets Project in 2014 as is operated by five Indigenous Ranger groups: Djelk Rangers (Bawinanga Aboriginal Corporation), Warddeken Rangers (Warddeken land Management Limited), Mimal Rangers (Mimal Land Management Aboriginal Corporation), Jawoyn Rangers (Jawoyn Association Aboriginal Corporation and the Adjumarlarl Rangers (Demed Aboriginal Corporation).

Project Co-Benefits

ALFA (NT) Limited, is a not-for-profit company owned exclusively by Aboriginal people with custodial responsibility for those parts of Arnhem Land under active bushfire management. The company was created by Landowners and the Indigenous ranger groups operating the fire projects in Arnhem Land to support Indigenous land management with funding generated through the sale of Australian Carbon Credit Units. The purchase of ALFA generated ACCUs supports Aboriginal people in returning to, remaining on and managing their country, the protection of biodiversity, the preservation and transfer of knowledge, the maintenance of Aboriginal languages and the wellbeing of traditional custodians.

  • Contact

    Dr. Jennifer Ansell, CEO, ALFA (NT) Limited

  • Telephone

    0437 272 043