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South Australia

First Nations rights and interests in land are recognised at the state level through three different statutory land rights laws and at the Commonwealth level, through the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth).

Most pastoral lease land is subject to native title determinations.

Entities that administer land rights / native title in South Australia include:


As of April 2024, there are 21 Prescribed Body Corporates (PBCs) or Registered Native Title Body Corporates (RNTBCs).



As of April 2024, there were 7 native title claims registered in South Australia, and 40 native title determinations.

You can search the Register of Native Title Claims (RNTC) which contains information about all claimant applications that have been registered.



As of April 2024, there were 120 registered Indigenous Land Use Agreements (ILUAs).

You can search the Register of Indigenous Land Use Agreements (ILUAs), which contains information about ILUAs that have been accepted for registration.