About the NNTC

Who are we?

The National Native Title Council (NNTC) is a non-profit, peak body for the native title sector. We are comprised of regional Native Title Representative Bodies (NTRBs), Native Title Service Providers (NTSPs), local Prescribed Bodies Corporate (PBCs) and Traditional Owner Corporations (TOCs).

The NNTC was formed in 2006 by NTRBs/NTSPs after the federal Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC) was abolished in 2005. The loss of ATSIC meant the loss of a strong, coordinated Indigenous voice for the native title sector and the NNTC was formed to fill that void.

In October 2017, the NNTC opened up its membership to PBCs and TOCs. PBC and TOC members are also able to nominate for the NNTC Board and help shape the future of the native title sector.

The NNTC is a public company limited by guarantee, is registered for GST and was endorsed with DGR status in 2010.

What do we do?

Our vision is to maximise the potential of native title to achieve and improve the economic, social and cultural wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

The NNTC carries out a range of activities for its members. We provide a voice on matters of national significance, including representing the views of native title organisations at various forums and through the submission process to government policy development and legislative reforms.

We act as a medium for the sharing of information amongst our members and we provide a platform for outside stakeholders – such as business groups, industry parties, tertiary institutions and governments – to consult with the native title sector on land and land-related matters.

The NNTC also delivers a range of training workshops, research and information services for all native title groups.

Most importantly, we promote the interests of Traditional Owners at the local, regional and national level, advocating on their behalf.