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Office of the Registrar Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 (NSW)

An Office of the Registrar has existed since the beginning of the Aboriginal Land Rights Act in NSW in 1983.

The functions of the Registrar are set out in section 165 of the Act. These functions include registering land claims and maintaining the Register of Aboriginal Land Claims, maintaining the Register of Aboriginal Owners, approving the rules of Aboriginal Land Councils, issuing compliance directions, investigating complaints and mediating disputes.

Nicole Courtman

Nicole Courtman

Registrar Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 (NSW)

As the new Registrar of the Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 (ALRA) I would like to introduce myself. I am a senior solicitor with more than 15 years of experience in law, governance, management and land rights.

As you may already be aware the role of Registrar of the ORALRA includes:

  1. Maintaining the Registers of Aboriginal Land Claims and Aboriginal Owners;
  2. Maintaining a consolidated roll of all members of Local Aboriginal Land Councils;
  3. Mediation, conciliation or arbitration of disputes relating to the ALRA;
  4. Investigating complaints and providing support to Local Aboriginal Land Councils to ensure compliance with the ALRA; and
  5. Providing advice to the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs in relation to Aboriginal Land Rights.

Over the next year our team at the Office of the Registrar of the Aboriginal Land Rights Act will be working to improve access to our services, including updating the process for making Aboriginal Land Claims.

I look forward to working with all Local Aboriginal Land Councils in the future and can be contacted on by phone on 02 8633 1266, or by email to adminofficer@oralra.nsw.gov.au.

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Contact

Office of the Registrar
Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 (NSW)

Level 3, 2-10 Wentworth Street
Parramatta NSW 2124

Mailing Address:
PO Box 5068
Parramatta NSW 2124

Phone: 02 8633 1266

Email: adminofficer@oralra.nsw.gov.au