Native title

Native title in Queensland

A list of current Queensland native title claims are available from the National Native Title Tribunal.

While claims are determined in the Federal Court, the Queensland Government encourages the resolution of native title claims through negotiated settlements or consent determinations. There have been over 120 consent determinations registered in Queensland.

The Queensland Government has developed useful guides to ensure dealings over land and natural resources proceed validly with respect to native title. The Native Title (Queensland) Act 1993 provides further guidance in relation to native title in the State.

The NTRBs and NTSPs established under the Native Title Act for the purpose of representing and assisting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Queensland are:

For more information about engaging with traditional owner groups, refer to the engagement guide.