Assistance in preparing an application
The Native Title Registrar can provide assistance to people who want to make a claim, with:
- information about native title and the native title process;
- mapping and technical area descriptions;
- preliminary assessments of draft applications;
- land tenure information and searches of registers.
The NNTT cannot give legal advice or provide financial assistance and it cannot prepare native title applications for applicants.
Providing preliminary assessments on draft native title claims
The Registrar can provide a written preliminary assessment of an application before it is filed in the Federal Court. A preliminary assessment will point out the parts in draft applications that might not meet particular conditions of the registration test. This gives applicants the opportunity to make changes to an application before filing in the Federal Court.