Proof of Extinguishment of Native Title

The Department has recently developed Industry Guidelines - Native title and the administration of exploration and mining legislation in New South Wales [90 KB PDF] and a Protocol for Evidencing Proof of Extinguishment Word [48 KB Word] that are designed to assist applicants in providing suitable and adequate evidence that Native Title has been extinguished over land subject to assessment lease and mining lease applications.

This information is reviewed by the Department to ensure compliance with the Commonwealth Native Title Act 1993 when granting titles in satisfaction of such applications.

It is recommended that applicants seek legal advice regarding the Right to Negotiate process or Proof of Extinguishment of Native Title.

For further information
Resource Operations
+61 (0)2 4063 6600
PO Box 344 Hunter Region Mail Centre NSW 2310
Resource Operations, Division of Resources and Geoscience, NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, PO Box 344 Hunter Region Mail Centre NSW 2310
516 High Street Maitland NSW 2320 Map