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Making a claim

Claimant

To make a native title claimant application a Federal Court application form Form 1 Native Title Determination Application (Claimant Application) must be filled out and filed in the Federal Court.
 
An application is made by an applicant, who makes the claim on behalf of the native title claim group. The person(s) who make up the applicant must be authorised by the native title claim group to make the application.
 
An application must contain certain information and be accompanied by certain documents, set out in the NNTTs procedures and guidelines.

Non-claimant

To make a non-claimant application a Federal Court application form Form 2 Native Title Determination Application (Non-Claimant Application) must be filled out and filed in the Federal Court.
 
To make a non-claimant application a person or entity must have a valid interest in the area of land covered by the application, such as a lease or a licence.

Compensation

To make a compensation application a Federal Court application form Form 4 Native Title Determination Application (Compensation Application) must be filled out and filed in the Federal Court.
 
A compensation application may only be made by a native title holding group or a group who are currently seeking to have their native title determined through a native title claimant application.

Revised Determination

To make a revised determination application a Federal Court application form Form 3 Revised Native Title Determination Application must be filled out and filed in the Federal Court.
 
A revised native title determination application may only be made by a registered native title body corporate, the relevant Commonwealth or State/Territory Minister or the Native Title Registrar.