• Our Role

    Native Title Services Victoria is the legal service that represents native title claimants in Victoria.

     

    Our work includes claim negotiation, anthropological and historical research, governance capacity building, natural resource management, economic development planning and advocacy.

    Our Role
  • Our Role

    Native Title Services Victoria is the legal service that represents native title claimants in Victoria.

     

    Our work includes claim negotiation, anthropological and historical research, governance capacity building, natural resource management, economic development planning and advocacy.

     

    Our Role
  • Native Title in Victoria

     

     

    Over 60% of Victoria is covered by native title determinations, settlements and claims.

    Native Title in Victoria
  • About Us

     

    Native Title Services Victoria facilitates sustainable native title outcomes and ensures that native title rights and interests are recognised and protected.

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    About Us
  • About Us

     

    Native Title Services Victoria facilitates sustainable native title outcomes and ensures that native title rights and interests are recognised and protected.

     

     

    About Us
  • Native Title in Victoria

     

    Over 60% of Victoria is covered by native title determinations, settlements and claims.

    Native Title in Victoria
  • Historic Settlement

     

    In March 2013 the Dja Dja Wurrung People achieved a landmark native title settlement.

     

    It was the first settlement to be primarily resolved under the Traditional Owner Settlement Act 2010 (Vic).

     

    Historic Settlement

Native Title Claim Process

The first step in lodging a native title claim is to lodge a ‘native title determination application’ with the Federal Court of Australia.

Please refer to the National Native Title Tribunal website for the requirements and for details of the registration test. The registration test is a set of conditions applied to a native title determination application by the Registrar of the Tribunal. A native title application must satisfy the conditions of the registration test in order for the claimants to get certain rights, for example having a say about proposed developments in the claim area.

A succesful registration enables to claim certain rights, including the right to negotiate, while their claim is in the application stage. It does not give applicants the right to stop projects going ahead, but it does mean that they may have a say about some proposed developments.