How does the SYG govern?

Have a look at the model of governance the Yidindji society’s legal personality.

Legal Documents

How does the Sovereign Yidindji Government create policy and what are the objectives?

Team Yidindji

Our Government has 10 Ministers, click here to learn more about their departments and services.

Our Government Offices

Garna Jimmuru, Office of the Chief Minister

Gulal Dugar, Office of the Attorney General

Gurrnggaang, Office of Communications & Broadband

Minjaani Wungarlji, Office of Foreign Affairs & Trade

Dulgu, Office of Parks & Wildlife

Dulgu Jabuja, Office of the Environment

Ja Birnyjalin, Office of Sport & Recreation

Nyaambin, Office of the Arts

Bunjur, Office of Health

Wulburuuny, Office of Cultural Affairs

Munduung Binaajin, Office of Employment & Training

Frequently Asked Questions

Does the Yidindji government want money as a form of compensation or redress?

No, the Yidindji government does not want any money or taxpayer funded redress package. Not one dollar!

Will I lose my property or assets on the Yidindji territory?

No, the Yidindji government is not interested in Australian land titles or properties. We are very keen to assist the Commonwealth of Australia access a far more secure form of tenure.

Is the Yidindji government recognised by other countries?

Yes. A number of UN member states know of the Yidindji people and the Yidindji Government. Most importantly, the Commonwealth of Australia acknowledges and recognises our government. The Federal Court of Australia actually binds all Australians to acknowledge the Yidindji people, their Dominium Eminens and Imperium.

Aren't Yidindji people Australians?

No. The Yidindji people and other Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander societies [Qld & WA] were excluded from participating in the referendum that created Australia’s birth certificate, that being the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act of 1901.

What gives Yidindji the power to create laws and a government?

Yidindji has the ‘grundnorm’ which is the foundation or authority to create laws. This is supported by all UN members states that signed off on UNDRIP, the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Article 4 states: Indigenous peoples, in exercising their right to self-determination, have the right to autonomy or self-government in matters relating to their internal and local affairs, as well as ways and means for financing their autonomous functions.

Can I become a Yidindji citizen?
Men & women can take a pledge to uphold Yidindji laws. Our government is currently working on making it easier for Australian citizens to get connection to our law.
Can I apply for a visa to enter the Yidindji territory?
At this stage, applications are carefully being considered. Limited visas are being issued.
Is the Yidindji government looking to become an independent nation?

No. The Yidindji government has no plans to become a member of the United Nations.

Are the Yidindji people pushing for a treaty?
The Yidindji government is offering to assist the Commonwealth of Australia to gain connection to the laws of the land. There needs to be two parties to any agreement, the Yidindji people are happy to have treaty discussions with the Commonwealth of Australia, because we want to look after it.

Contact the Office of Protocol

The Yidindji government is here to help, if you have any questions please send an email.