Principal at Cumulus Consulting, and Fellow at Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne

Dr Lily O'Neill is a Principal at Cumulus Consulting.

Lily's primary areas of expertise are access and benefit sharing agreements made between traditional owners, resource companies and the state, as well as indigenous governance and natural resource law and politics. She undertakes consultancy work in these areas.

Her PhD thesis 'A Tale of Two Agreements: Negotiating Aboriginal Land Access Agreements in Australia's Liquefied Natural Gas Industry' examines the Curtis Island and James Price Point LNG land access agreements. It was undertaken at Melbourne Law School's Centre for Resources, Energy and Environmental Law.

A Fellow at Melbourne Law School, Lily teaches the JD subject 'Dispute Resolution' and supervises students undertaking the JD subject 'Legal Internship'.


  • 2016 
    University of Melbourne, PhD
  • 2007 
    University of Melbourne, BA/LLB(Hons)