Abstract: Since 1991, the Central Land Council has been developing systems to help Aboriginal traditional land owners control the management of commercially viable cattle stations. There are only three Aboriginal cattle stations in Central Australia that have sufficient grazing capacity to be commercially viable. All of the others are either too small or were severely degraded prior to Aboriginal control (Department of Lands, 1970, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1984; Lands & Housing 1992). Mistake Creek, Alcoota, and Loves Creek are now all being successfully operated by their traditional owners. Their current success is due not only to their economic viability, but also to management support and training provided by CLC.