Contact points and other resources

Contributed by PaulSheiner and KelsiForrest and current to 27 July 2018

Native Title Contacts

National Native Title Tribunal

(The National Native Title Tribunal is an independent agency. The Tribunal makes decisions, conducts inquiries, reviews and mediations, and assists various parties with native title applications, and ILUAs.)

Principal Registry
Commonwealth Law Courts Building
Level 4, 1 Victoria Ave
Perth WA 6000
Ph: (08) 9268 7272

WA Registry
233 Adelaide Terrace
Perth WA 6000
Ph: (08) 9268 9700
Free-call: 1800 640 501

Native Title Research Unit

Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
(AIATSIS is a research, collections and publishing organisation. They develop, preserve and provide access to a national collection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and heritage.)

GPO Box 553
Canberra ACT 2601
Ph: (02) 6246 1111
Fax: (02) 6261 4285

Office of the Registrar of Aboriginal Corporations (ORIC)

(The Registrar's office supports and regulates the corporations that are incorporated under the CATSI Act, by training directors, members and key staff in good corporate governance, by making sure they comply with the law and by intervening when needed.)

Level 1, Centraplaza
16 Bowes Place
PO Box 29
Woden ACT 2606
Freecall: 1800 622 431
Fax: (02) 6133 8080

ORIC Perth Regional Officers

Level 17, Governor Stirling Building
197 St Georges Terrace
Perth WA 6000

Arthur Hyde — Regional manager

Ph: 08 6218 1447
Mob: 0457 546 288

George Donaldson — Regional officer

Ph: 08 6218 1455
Mob: 0477 749 711

South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council

(SWALSC is a native title service provider to the Noongar people. It works with members to progress the resolution of Noongar native title claims.)

1490 Albany Hwy, Cannington WA 6107, Australia
Ph: (08) 9358 7400
Fax: (08) 9358 7499

Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation

(YMAC is the native title representative body for the Traditional Owners of the Pilbara, Murchison and Gascoyne regions of Western Australia and represents 24 different Aboriginal Traditional Owner groups, each with their own distinct country, culture and identity.)

Perth Office (Main)
Level 8, 12-14 The Esplanade Perth WA
PO Box 3072, 249 Hay St East Perth WA 6892
Ph: (08) 9268 7000
Fax: (08) 9225 4633

Geraldton Office
171 Marine Tce Geraldton WA
PO Box 2119 Geraldton WA 6531
Ph: (08) 9965 6222
Fax: (08) 9964 5646

Hedland Office
2/29 Steel Loop Wedgefield WA
PO Box 2252 South Hedland WA 6722
Ph: (08) 9160 3800
Fax: (08) 9140 1277

Broome Office
Lot 640 Dora Street Broome WA 6725

Goldfields Land and Sea Council

(The GLSC is the Federal Government-appointed Representative Body for native title in the Goldfields. They represent the Tjupan people as far north as Wiluna, to the Nyungar claimants of the Esperance and south coastal region.)

14 Throssell Street, Kalgoorlie WA
GPO Box 10006 Kalgoorlie, WA 6430
Ph: (08) 9091 1661
Fax: (08) 9091 1662
Freecall: 1800 681 661

Central Desert Native Title Services

(Central Desert is the recognised native title service provider for the native title claimants and holders of the Central Desert region of Western Australia. It is committed to advancing and protecting the native title rights and interests of native title claimants, native title holders and other constituents.)

76 Wittenoom Street East Perth WA 6004
Ph: (08) 9425 2000
Fax: (08) 9425 2001
Freecall: 1800 189 936

Kimberley Land Council

(KLC is the Indigenous body in the Kimberley region working with Aboriginal people to secure native title recognition, conduct conservation and land management activities and develop cultural business enterprises.)

Broome Office (Main)
11 Gregory St, Broome WA 6725
PO Box 2145
Ph: (08) 9194 0100
Fax: (08) 9193 6279

Kununurra Office
Lot 2229 Speargrass Road
Kununurra WA 6743
PO Box 821
Ph: (08) 9194 0190
Fax: (08) 9168 1509

Derby Office
285 Loch Street
PO Box 377
Derby WA 6728
Ph: (08) 9194 0175
Fax: (08) 9193 1163

Prescribed Body Corporates

For a list and contact details of all Prescribed Body Corporates across Australia:

Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage

(The Department undertakes key activities relating to land use planning, the land supply chain, land administration and asset management, all aspects of heritage, and Aboriginal lands and heritage.)

Locked Bag 2506, Perth WA 6001
Ph: (08) 6551 8002
Freecall: 1300 651 077
Fax: (08) 6551 8088

Aboriginal Cultural Material Committee

Ph: (08) 6551 8000

Aboriginal Lands Trust

Ph: (08) 6551 8186

Indigenous Land Corporation

(ILC is a corporate Commonwealth entity which assists Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people acquire and manage land to achieve economic, environmental, social and cultural benefits.)

Level 12, Carillon City Tower
207 Murray Street
Perth WA 6000
PO Box 7502
Cloisters Square WA 6850
Ph: (08) 9420 6300
Fax: (08) 9467 2800

Other Useful Resources


Bartlett, Richard H. Native Title in Australia (3rd ed) (Lexis Nexis Butterworths, 2015)

Perry, Melissa and Lloyd, Stephen. Australian Native Title Law (2nd ed) (Thomson Reuters, 2018)


Australian Indigenous Law Reporter: Indigenous Law Centre, Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales, Kensington NSW.

Indigenous Law Bulletin: Indigenous Law Centre, Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales, Kensington NSW.

Native Title News:

Land,Rights, Laws: Issues of Native Title: Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Native Title Research Unit


Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies:

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