NIAA Announcement: Recognition Consultation Process begins for Native Title Representative Bodies.

Posted: February 16th, 2021

The Minister for Indigenous Australians, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP, has invited the Torres Strait Regional Authority, North Queensland Land Council, Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation, and Kimberley Land Council to apply for recognition as the native title representative body for their regions from 1 July 2021.

Native title representative bodies help people to make native title claims and agreements. These four organisations are currently the native title representative bodies for their regions. Their current terms expire on 30 June 2021.

People with native title interests in one or more of the regions covered by these organisations, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in those regions can make a submission about the relevant organisation to inform the Minister’s decision.

Submissions are due by 5.00 pm AEDST on 19 March 2021 and can be made via email to

For more information, including how to send submissions by post, visit or contact the NIAA on 1800 079 098.

Each organisation will be given an opportunity to comment on submissions made about them.