OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR, Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 (NSW)

ABORIGINAL LAND CLAIMS

THE LAND CLAIM PROCESS

Land claims must be made in writing, using the form Land Claim for Land Pursuant to Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 NSW [PDF]. The claim must clearly identify the land claimed (see Information required to lodge a land claim).

The Registrar does not determine land claims. The Office of the Registrar receives land claims, assesses whether the information required has been provided, registers claims and sends them to the NSW Minister for Lands for a determination.

The Office of the Registrar is responsible for the Register of Aboriginal Land Claims. When claims are received they are dated and numbered and recorded in the Register. When the claim has been determined the outcome is also recorded in the Register.

The Registrar keeps a Register of all Aboriginal land claims made.

Aboriginal rock art, Mt Grenfell, Western NSW

Mt Grenfell NSW rock art

Mount Yarrowyck Nature Reserve

Mt Yarrowyck Nature Reserve

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

Post Office Box 112 Glebe NSW 2037

Phone: 02 9562 6327

Fax: 02 9262 6350

Email: adminofficer@oralra.nsw.gov.au

www.oralra.nsw.gov.au/landclaimsprocess.html

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