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About this NPA


The Native Title National Practice Area (NPA) including applications relating to:

  • native title claims concerning the rights and interests of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to land and waters according to their traditional laws and customs, including determinations, revised native title determination applications, compensation applications, claim registration applications, applications to remove agreements from the Register of Indigenous Land Use Agreements and applications about the transfer of records
  • reviews or appeals from decisions of the National Native Title Tribunal (NNTT)
  • matters arising under or in relation to any Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) or other agreement made under the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) (Native Title), or concerning a Prescribed Body Corporate (which holds or manages native title under the Act).
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Form & Rules


The key forms and rules for commencing “main applications” are:

  • Commencing a native title determination application by a claimant:

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  • Commencing a determination application by a non-claimant:

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  • Commencing a compensation application:

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  • Jagot J
  • Barker J
  • Mortimer J
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