The Jabalbina Yalanji Rangers are funded by the Federal and State Governments, whilst supplemented by various fee for service jobs.

The Jabalbina Yalanji Ranger Program is managed by Jabalbina to deliver on the aspirations captured by the Eastern Kuku Yalanji Traditional Owners through their Indigenous Protected Area Plan of Management. Jabalbina consists of 3 ranger bases across Eastern Yalanji Country which supports the rangers to deliver effective cultural and environmental management of Country. 

The Jabalbina Yalanji Rangers manage both land and sea in a range of different activities including cultural heritage management, fire management, invasive species management and much more. 

Jabalbina Rangers complete the following jobs:

  • Weed control and vegetation management
  • Fire management, revegetation
  • Feral animal management
  • Managing walking and vehicle tracks
  • Clear, monitor and maintain sacred places in consultation with Elders
  • Assist with cultural heritage surveys and recordings
  • Visitor management and patrols
  • Work together on land and sea management with neighbours, scientists and staff from Queensland Parks and Wildlife Services and other government agencies
  • Monitoring land and sea
  • Participate in Eastern Kuku Yalanji Indigenous Protected Area meetings, cultural camps and educating the community, tourists and school children about the Eastern Kuku Yalanji IPA and Indigenous Land and Sea Ranger Program
  • Cultural Heritage Management


Jabalbina acknowledges and pays respect to our Eastern Kuku Yalanji Elders past, present and emerging.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People are advised this website may contain images, video, voices, and names of people that have passed.