Related Resources



Key contact information

News Subscription

Subscribe to the Tribunal updates and alerts

Subscribe Now

Freedom of Information 

The National Native Title Tribunal has certain statutory obligations under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act). Upon receipt of a request under the FOI Act, the Tribunal may:

  • provide access to documents (as defined in the FOI Act) in possession of the Tribunal, whether created in or received by the Tribunal
  • protect individual privacy, by allowing a person to have corrected any incomplete, incorrect or dated personal information held by the Tribunal (for example, a personʹs personnel records)

The President of the Tribunal (or a person authorised by him) will make decisions about FOI applications. Some documents may be exempt from disclosure under the FOI Act. This is also a matter for the President or authorised officers to decide.

For comprehensive information about accessing Tribunal documents under FOI, download the Tribunal's FOI information sheet:

We also have an information publication scheme and FOI disclosure log as required under the FOI Act.

If you have any questions regarding the Tribunal FOI process contact the Tribunalʹs Freedom of Information contact officer on freecall 1800 640 501, or email us via

If you wish to find out more about FOI see the Freedom of Information page on the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner’s website.