This guide has been developed as part of the Australian Government’s commitment in the White Paper on Developing Northern Australia to provide more business friendly information on the different land tenure arrangements to increase the appeal of investing in northern Australia. Discover how land is held, what each tenure type means and examples of commercial activities conducted on different land tenures within northern Australia.
Native title can exist over certain land tenures and can impact the use of land. Many traditional owners have expressed a desire to be involved in and benefit from development on their land.
Find out more about native title, how it applies to land within northern Australia.
Austrade has prepared a collection of case studies to highlight and explain some pathways to successful partnerships and positive relationship building between investors/project proponents and traditional owners.
Austrade launched an online map in November 2015 with data on the different
forms of land tenure across northern Australia. Following subsequent
workshops with investors and stakeholders from the resources and energy,
agribusiness and food, and tourism infrastructure sectors, the Map was
enhanced to include other key datasets of interest to investors across
Australia to complement the information on land tenure and native title.