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Recognition of Native Title Representative Bodies

The Minister for Indigenous Australians, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP, has invited the Kimberley Land Council (KLC), North Queensland Land Council (NQLC), Torres Strait Regional Authority (TSRA) and Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation (YMAC) to apply for recognition as the native title representative body for their regions from 1 July 2021. A map of representative body regions is below. Native title representative bodies help people to make native title claims and agreements. KLC, NQLC, TSRA and YMAC are currently the native title representative bodies for their regions. Their current terms expire on 30 June 2021.  

People with native title interests in one or more of the regions covered by these organisations, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in those regions were invited to make a submission to inform the Minister’s decision. Submissions closed on 19 March 2021.   

Map of representative body regions

Map of representative body regions also listed on this page

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Representative Aboriginal / Torres Strait Islander body area Representative body
Northern Northern Territory Northern Land Council
Southern Northern Territory Central Land Council
Torres Strait Torres Strait Regional Authority
Carpentaria Gulf Region No recognised body (Carpentaria Land Council Aboriginal Corporation is funded under section 203FE(1) of the Native Title Act 1993 to perform functions for the Carpentaria Gulf region)
Cape York Region Cape York Land Council
North Queensland Region North Queensland Land Council
Southern & Western Queensland Region No recognised body (Queensland South Native Title Services is funded under section 203FE(1) of the Native Title Act 1993 to perform functions for the Southern & Western Queensland region)
New South Wales No recognised body (NTSCorp Limited is funded under section 203FE(1) of the Native Title Act 1993 to perform functions for NSW and the ACT).
ACT and Jervis Bay No recognised body
Victoria No recognised body (First National Legal and Research Services is funded under section 203FE(1) of the Native Title Act 1993 to perform functions for Victoria)
Greater South Australia No recognised body (South Australian Native Title Services is funded under section 203FE(1) of the Native Title Act 1993 to perform functions for Greater South Australia)
Goldfields No recognised body (Native Title Services Goldfields is funded under section 203FE(1) of the Native Title Act 1993 to perform functions for Goldfields)
South West No recognised body (South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council is funded under section 203FE(1) of the Native Title Act 1993 to perform functions for South West)
Central Desert No recognised body (Central Desert Native Title Services is funded under section 203FE(1) of the Native Title Act 1993 to perform functions for Central Desert)
Geraldton Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation
Pilbara Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation