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Native title and Indigenous lands

Leasing Indigenous land 

How to get a lease, 99-year leases, trustee information, Land Holding Act leases

Native title information for claimants

Learn how to make a native title claim in Queensland, and how to get help with your application

Native title for the mining and resources industry

Native title procedures, requirements and assistance for mining and resource companies

Native title for the quarry industry

How to meet native title requirements when applying for a sales permit

Native title for landholders

Guide to negotiating an ILUA

Land transfers

Information on the land transfer process and how to lodge an expression of interest for the transfer of land

Land trusts

Function, role and reporting requirements for land trusts

Freehold title for Indigenous communities

Information for trustees, local government and the community about the allocation of freehold title in Indigenous communities

Queensland Government native title work procedures

Procedures used by the Queensland Government to address native title prior to any land and resource dealing

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Last updated: 22 August 2017


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