The Native Title Unit
The Native Title Unit provides strategic leadership to the Western Australian Government on all matters related to the Commonwealth Native Title Act 1993 (NTA). The Native Title Unit is made up of four sections:
- Strategic Policy
- Projects (Agreements, whole-of-government strategies).
Within Government the Native Title Unit works closely with the State Solicitor's Office, the Department of Indigenous Affairs and key Government agencies involved in land and resource management. State Government agencies and officers are encouraged to contact us about native title policy, processes and information.
Aboriginal Heritage Due Diligence Guidelines - Version 3 - April 2013
The Aboriginal Heritage Due Diligence Guidelines 2013 will assist Government and land users in understanding their obligations under the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972 (WA) (AHA) and how certain activities could adversely impact Aboriginal heritage. Please note these Guidelines supersede the Cultural Heritage Due Diligence Guidelines from 2011.
Read the Aboriginal Heritage Due Diligence Guidelines - Version 3 - April 2013 (PDF 204KB) or (Word 268Kb).
Understanding the Government's evidentiary requirements for native title claims and extended boundary claims
To assist native title applicants the Government provides information about the evidentiary requirements needed to support native title claims and extended boundary claims.
Learn more about native title connection material and research.
Learn more about the Government Indigenous Land Use Agreement?
Read the latest edition of the Guide to the Government Indigenous Land Use Agreement and Standard Heritage Agreements found in the publications section of the website.
Looking for information about the proposed South West Settlement (Noongar Native Title Settlement)?
Read the questions and answers publication about the proposed settlement and learn more about the negotiation process.
Note: This website is currently being updated to reflect changes to the Western Australian Government