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PBCs in South Australia

Prescribed Bodies Corporates (PBCs)

Under the Native Title Act a native title group must form and maintain a corporation called a Prescribed Body Corporate (PBC) on receiving a determination of native title from the Federal Court.

Once a PBC is entered on the National Native Title Register, it also becomes a registered native title body corporate (RNTBC).

PBCs’ functions and obligations are regulated by the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 (CATSI Act), which is administered by the Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations (ORIC). Full registration details of PBCs across Australia can be found on the ORIC website here.

PBCs manage native title native title rights and interests on behalf of and in consultation with their community. This includes matters such as future acts, Indigenous Land Use Agreements (ILUA) negotiations and cultural heritage, along with financial management and economic and community development.

The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Islander Studies (AIATSIS) maintains a comprehensive PBC website with information on PBCs across Australia, including contact details and relevant maps.

The AIATSIS PBC site also includes resources, research, training and updates for PBC members, community members and other interested parties.

PBC website by AIATSIS

PBCs in South Australia

As at June 2018, there are 16 PBCs registered in South Australia

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