Compensation applications are made by Indigenous Australians seeking compensation for loss or impairment of native title.
Compensation applications are made in the Federal Court. If you want to make a claimant application, you should contact the native title representative body or native title service provider responsible for the area of the proposed application.
The compensation application may be made before or after a determination of native title is made by the court, over the same area of land or water. It must, among other things, also determine whether or not native title existed at the time an act (such as a land acquisition) was done before deciding if any compensation is payable. If native title did not exist at the time the act was done then no compensation is payable.
Notification is the process by which people, organisations and the general public are advised by the National Native Title Tribunal that certain applications under the NTA have been made. These include notification that a compensation application has been made.
Go to the public notifications page for current notices.