Native Title Representative Bodies
The function of Native Title Representative Bodies (NTRB) are described in section 203B of the Native Title Act 1993 (Cwlth) (NTA). In general, NTRB's:
- assist claimants in the preparation of anthropological and historical evidence in support of their claim applications
- provide claimants with legal representation
- act as mediators between the claimants and the State Government.
For the purposes of claim management, Western Australia is divided into six claim regions. Each of these regions has a federally funded statutory body that is available to assist Aboriginal people in the preparation of their native title claim applications. NTRBs represent the majority of native title claims that fall within their designated regions, however, claimants can choose independent representation.
View a map of native title representative bodies in Australia.
Native Title Representative Bodies in Western Australia
A listing of NTRB's and their websites as at 2 April 2011:
For general information about NTRBs visit the Native Title Representative Bodies and Service Providers website, managed by the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA). FaHCSIA also provides NTRB funding and strategic support through projects.