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Working to achieve Sustainable Aboriginal Nations


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What we do

SANTS is the Native Title Service Provider for South Australia under 203FE of the Native Title Act 1993 (cth) and has performed this role since 1 July 2008. We assist Aboriginal people in South Australia to have their native title rights and interests recognised and protected.

We also deliver a range of services to support Aboriginal Nations to achieve their social, cultural and economic aspirations and become sustainable entities.  Some of our current services are anthropological research and community liaison, negotiations and determinations logistics, training in governance and natural and cultural resource management, community, organisational and economic development services, financial and human resource services.

Our goal is Sustainable Aboriginal Nations and so we seek to assist with needs of Aboriginal nations as they arise.


What does your community want to do?

Lodge a claim for native title recognition

We provide legal representation and guidance to native title claimants. We have extensive and proven experience in South Australian native title legal claim work. We coordinate funding for native title claims managed by external legal services.

Lodge a claim for compensation for loss of native title rights

We provide legal representation and guidance to native title claimants, including for compensation claims. We have experience in South Australian native title compensation work Legal Services

Negotiate with external bodies over issues related to your country and/or native title rights

We provide legal representation and guidance in many matters relating to native title rights.

Resolve disagreements within your group or with others

We provide dispute resolution assistance, including mediation services and agreement-making assistance

Collect information on your group’s history, traditions and customs to share your story or support a claim

We have expert anthropologists who can undertake research and provide advice on historical records and archives

Contact: Legal & Research Services team

To build your PBC capability to achieve your goals and meet your legislative obligations

We offer flexible corporate and community development services to support native title groups as their organisation develops. Our services can include governance training, financial management training, strategic planning, assistance with community leadership and consultation initiatives and assistance with identifying economic development opportunities

Manage your corporate compliance requirements

SANTS staff have a comprehensive understanding of corporate compliance requirements for native title groups.

To gain grants to enable specific projects or development funding

Our Corporate and Community Development team can assist you with grant writing for core operational funding and additional relevant projects 

Contact: Corporate & Community Development team

Organise Directors or Community meetings

Our expert administration team have been assisting nations with native title meeting logistics for over a decade. We can assist with logistics for matters that are being undertaken by SANTS or external legal services. 

Manage your organisation’s financial matters

SANTS has established systems to provide financial services, including Accounts Payable, Reporting and Payroll processing for your organisation 

Manage your organisation's human resources needs

SANTS currently provides human resources support to Aboriginal nations. This can include recruitment, employment contracts, performance reviews, dealing with staff disputes, managing industrial relations and workplace health and safety 

Gain publicity for your organisation’s achievements and increase your community's profile

SANTS has an established and respected in-house media presence that is available to Aboriginal nations for publicity. SANTS operates a weekly radio program that airs across Central Australia, a printed quarterly newspaper Aboriginal Way that reaches 10,000 people in South Australia and an online presence that is engaged in the SA Aboriginal community.

SANTS Communications staff can provide advice and implement media publicity campaigns to match your particular goals or events. These campaigns can include pitching to mainstream media as well as using SANTS owned media

Contact: Business Services & Human Resources team

You can contact us via the email links provided, or check our Contacts Page for further details.

SANTS acknowledges that the land on which our office is based is the traditional lands for the Kaurna people and we respect their spiritual and cultural relationship with their country.
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