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NNTT’s delivery of services during the COVID-19 event


Further to the update posted Monday, 23 March, and increasing developments in the COVID-19 situation, our Members and staff will be working remotely to deliver our services to you. We are taking this step to ensure we are doing everything we can to protect the safety and wellbeing of our staff, NNTT clients and the community.

Contacting the NNTT​

If you contact us regularly, our staff are available through their regular phone numbers and email address.

If you are contacting us for the first time, or not sure who to speak too, please call us on our key contact number (07) 3307 5000, or you can email us at

What’s happening with future act hearings and listings

Future act hearings, conference lists and mediations will continue to be held. Details of upcoming listings can be checked at These matters are routinely convened by teleconference, and our response to COVID-19 means that ALL matters will be dealt with in this manner. Any parties or representatives involved with future act hearings will be contacted prior to a hearing to confirm attendance by ph​one.

Future act inquiries in Western Australia

As part of its response to the COVID-19 situation, the Tribunal has issued an interim direction applying to all future act inquiries in Western Australia, including expedited procedure objections.

The interim direction has now been revoked, with effect from 1 July 2020. From this date, if a party is unable to comply with a Tribunal direction due to measures associated with COVID-19, or for any other reason, they may apply to the Tribunal for an extension of time.

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Searches and online tools available on the NNTT Website

The NNTT makes the following available online:

Geospatial Search Requests – We will continue to service search requests however please note that our standard timeframes maybe extended. It is also possible to search for details of native title determination applications, future act applications, as well as details of matters currently in notification. ​​​​

Government information about coronavirus

Visit for the latest coronavirus news, updates and advice from government agencies across Australia.

Health advice

  • Australian Government Department of Health – for the latest information on the virus, including requirements and conditions for isolation and quarantine periods and when testing should be sought.
  • Communicable Diseases Network Australia – for nationally consistent advice and guidance to public health units on coronavirus (COVID-19).

Payments and services

  • Services Australia – for information and services to help you if you’re affected by coronavirus, including Centrelink payments and support, and Medicare.

Business support

  • – for information about financial assistance, eligibility and timing for new government support for Australian businesses.

Health and safety in the workplace

  • Department of Health – information for employers on about coronavirus, who is most at risk in the workplace, and what to do to help stop it spreading.
  • Your State or Territory Public Health Unit's website - for local coronavirus response activities and advice.
  • Safe Work Australia – for information and referrals about managing the risks of contracting coronavirus in the workplace.
  • Your State or Territory workplace health and safety body – who can also assist with workers compensation enquiries.
  • Comcare (Commonwealth) – for Australian Government employees and for employees of organisations which self-insure under the scheme.

Tax and superannuation

  • Australian Taxation Office – for information on early access to superannuation, providing cash flow assistance for employers and other government measures relating to tax and super.

Visa holders

  • Home Affairs – information for visa holders relating to coronavirus including new special arrangements for students who are in Australia.

Travel advice

Government - Economic response

  • Australian Government Treasury department – for information on the Federal Government's economic response to coronavirus, including information on support for individuals, businesses and the economy.

Privacy and information

Public health unit advice

Online safety

  • Stay Smart Online – for information about COVID-19 related scams and phishing emails, including what to look out for and how to stay safe.
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