Government and infrastructure 

This page is designed as a portal to information and resources specific to government and infrastructure providers.


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people can apply to have their native title rights recognised under the Native Title Act 1993 (Cwlth) by filing an application for a determination of native title (a claimant application) in the Federal Court. If you would like to find out more about native title claims and the application process or make an application, go to the claims - applications and determinations page.

Future acts

Proposed activities or developments that may affect native title are classed as ‘future acts’ under the Native Title Act 1993 (Cwlth). Examples of such acts are the grant of mining leases and exploration licences, and some compulsory acquisitions. For more, go to the future acts and arbitration page

Indigenous land use agreements

An Indigenous land use agreement (ILUA) is an agreement about the use and management of land and waters. ILUAs can be made between people who hold, or may hold native title in an area, and other people, organisations or governments. More information is available on the indigenous land use agreements page.

This page contains information specific to local government, including a guide in developing Indigenous land use agreements,a guide to negotiating native title in local government and an overview of content ideas for local government agreements.

Non-claimant applications

Non-claimant applications are made by someone who does not claim to have native title to an area but who either seeks a determination that native title does or does not exist in the area or seeks protection to do things in relation to land and clearance in terms of native title issues. For more information, go to the non-claimant applications page.


From 1 July 2012, the Federal Court of Australia is responsible for all native title claims mediation and Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) negotiations related to native title claims mediation.

The Tribunal continues to provide agreement making services for future act cases and stand-alone ILUAs. For more information visit the mediation and agreement-making services page.


For searches of the Tribunal’s registers and decisions see the registers and decisions page.

Geospatial information

To view maps and associated data relating to native title matters, see the Native TitleVision page.