The Tribunal aims to advance the process of reconciliation among all Australians by providing for recognition and protection of native title, establishing a mechanism for determining claims to native title and establishing ways in which future dealings affecting native title may proceed. The Native Title Act 1993 established the Native Title Registrar as the administrative head of the Tribunal. The Tribunal comprises the President, Members and Registrar, who are appointed by the Governor General.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    E. Statutory Office Holder Offices and Committees

  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    Native Title Act 1993 (Cwlth)

  • Paid Members?


  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members


  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?

    No, but noted in parent's annual report

  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Function Categorization

    Regulatory / Review / Inquiry / Commission

  • Creation Date

    1 January 1994

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Other VACANT    
Other Mr. Robert Powrie 7 March 2016 6 March 2019
Member VACANT    
Member Mr. James McNamara 31 March 2014 30 March 2019
Member VACANT    
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