Resources for lawyers and researchers 

The Tribunal is an impartial, independent and expert body that provides a range of native title related resources for lawyers and researchers.

On this page:

Forms and information about native title processes

Applications for determination of native title or for compensation are filed in the Federal Court of Australia and can be found on the Federal Court’s website.

Further information on how to apply is available on the claims – applications and determinations page, where you will find links to further information and resources and procedures and guidelines.

Information about the registration test and applying to the Tribunal to reconsider a claim for registration can be found on the registration testing page.

Information on applications that can be made as part of the future act right to negotiate process can be found on the future acts and arbitration page of this website.

Information on how to apply for registration of an indigenous land use agreement can be found on the indigenous land use agreements page.

Information about Tribunal assistance can be found on the how to get assistance page.

The Tribunal provides a number of options for searching native title information both on this website and by request, including future act determinations of the Tribunal and registration test decisions. Go to the search portal for more information.

Decisions about native title made by the Federal Court of Australia and the High Court of Australia and future act determinations made by the Tribunal can be found on the Austlii website.

Newsletter and subscription services for legal practitioners

 Sign up to our subscription mailing lists to receive the latest notifications including:

  • judgement alerts
  • future act decisions
  • future act determinations
  • hearing lists
  • media releases
  • registration test decisions
  • ILUA registrations

Geospatial information

The Tribunal  produces a range of geospatial products to assist parties involved in native title processes. Access the Tribunal's national, state and regional maps here.

Native TitleVision is a free online visualisation, mapping and query tool. It provides a visual representation of:

  • information on the Tribunal's registers and databases
  • administrative regions, non-freehold and mining tenures
  • topographic features and satellite imagery

Visit the Native TitleVision page to sign up for a free account.

Research reports (archived)

From 1 July 2012, the Tribunal no longer provides research services. Research reports, occasional paper series and bibliographies of reports up to this date have been archived and can still be accessed via the research services page.


Future act decisions

Please refer to the Future Act - Procedures and Guidelines page of the website.


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