Future Act Agreement (Native Title Act)
An agreement made under the future act provisions of the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) about a "future act" - a proposed activity or development that may affect native title - which requires an agreement with the native title parties in order for the activity to be valid.


A Note on Future Acts and the ATNS Database
Procedures for the negotiation of Future Act Agreements are contained in section 31 of the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth). As such, these agreements are often referred to as Section 31 Agreements. Once agreement is reached, the negotiating parties are required to lodge a copy of the agreement with the NNTT. However, in a majority of cases, parties will provide an agreement that will satisfy the specifications of the NTA but, for reasons of confidentiality, gives very few details of the contents of that agreement or its subject matter. For example, payment details will rarely be included. The NNTT does not have access to the particulars of these agreements. Basic facts (such as name and date) of the agreements are therefore published on the NNTT website, however, no further detail is available. Accordingly, unless a particular agreement is made public by the parties, agreements reached through this process are not included in the ATNS database. For more information click here


On information currently available, as at April 2012 some 2,663 Section 31 Agreements had been lodged with the NNTT. Only a handful of those - those made public by the negotiating parties - are detailed below.
NameDateDocuments
NKAC KSCS Eighty Mile Beach Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)22/03/2017 
Northern Gas Pipeline: Phillip Creek Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)7/04/2017 
Access Clearance and Native Title Mining Agreement
Alcan South Pacific Agreement3/09/1997
Alinta-Kariyarra Electricity Infrastructure Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)2/11/2018 
Andamooka Pecious Stones Field Agreement Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)7/05/2019 
AuDAX Resources NL and the Mirriwung Gajerrong People Agreement1/05/1998
Australian Gas Light Company Agreement10/12/1997
BAC KSCS Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)19/05/2017 
Badu Infrastructure and Housing Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)26/02/2019 
Badu Island Supermarket and Cafe/Storage Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)20/10/2017 
Balanggarra #3 Indigenous Land Use Agreement14/02/2020 
Ballardong People Land Use Agreement (ILUA)17/10/2018 
Banjima & RTIO Participation Agreement Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (Body Corporate Agreement)1/11/2016 
Barada Barna People and Local Government Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)29/08/2016 
Barada Barna People/Killarney Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)31/08/2016 
Barkandji RNTBC Keltren Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)30/07/2019 
Barkandji Single Dealings Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)10/09/2019 
Barngarla and Lucky Bay Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)26/04/2018 
Barngarla Determination Indigenous Land Use Agreement16/11/2018 
Barngarla/Central Eyre Iron Project Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) 1/12/2016 
Batavia Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) 20/11/2012
Bellary Springs Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)8/01/2019 
BHP Area C Agreement
Bigambul People and Local Governments Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)24/03/2017 
Birriah People Tenure Resolution Indigenous Land Use Agreements (ILUA)27/09/2016 
Birriah People/Spurdle Family Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)27/09/2016 
Bollon Township Land Exchange Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)16/01/2017 
Bromley Land Transfer Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)30/01/2018 
Browse LNG Precinct Project Agreement30/06/2011
Budina and Emu Creek Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)3/05/2018 
Budina and Lyndon Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)3/05/2018 
Budina and Middalya Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)3/05/2018 
Budina and Towera Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)3/05/2018 
Bundjalung People and Ross Mining Agreement25/07/1997
Bunuba Conservation Parks Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)16/05/2017 
Buronga HealthOne Indigenous Land Use Agreement4/03/2020 
Burrup and Maitland Industrial Estates Agreement Implementation Deed1/01/2003 
Coal and Allied Cultural Heritage Management Agreement1/01/2001
Coal and Allied Memorandum of Understanding1/01/1999
Comalco Protocol1/01/1999
Cooper Basin Access Agreements1/10/2001
Cooper Basin Oil and Gas Exploration Agreement1/01/2005
Copmanhurst Projects Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)4/10/2019 
Darumbal People Tenure Resolution Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)2/12/2016 
Darumbal People, Livingstone Shire Council and Rockhampton Regional Council Local Government Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) 
Dauan Health Care Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)6/03/2019 
Dauan Island Department of Home Affairs Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) 16/07/2019 
Dieri Geotechnics Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)29/06/2016 
Dinah Island Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)24/10/2016 
Djiru Cassowary Coast Regional Council Dunk Island Recreational Reserve Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)14/12/2018 
Doojum CLA NT Portion 4984 Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)24/04/2018 
Eastern Gas Pipeline Agreement27/08/1997
Eastern Guruma Agreement1/01/2001
Edmund and Combined Thiin-Mah, Warriyangka, Tharrkari, Jiwarli ILUA15/06/2020 
Ergon Energy and Ankamuthi People Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)3/11/2011 
Ergon Energy and Tableland Yidinji People Indigneous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)13/12/2012
Eromanga Township Tenure Resolution Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)22/03/2017 
Erub (Darnley Island) Torres Strait Social Housing Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) #229/05/2018 
Erub Island Department of Home Affairs Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) 13/05/2019 
Erub Island Multi Purpose Facility Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) 4/11/2016 
Erub Landfill Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) 13/05/2019 
Ewamian / Sporting Shooters Association of Australia Forsayth and District Branch Incorporated IA19452 1/04/2009 
Exploration Agreement
FMG - Kariyarra Land Access Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)8/03/2018 
FMG - Nyiyaparli Land Access Agreement Indigenous Land Use Agreement WI2019/00516/10/2019 
FMG - Palyku Land Access Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)3/11/2017 
FMG-Nyiyaparli Land Access Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) WI2016/00315/12/2016 
Future Act - Mining Agreement
Gariwerd Non-Extinguishment Principle Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)20/06/2018 
Girramay People #2 and Cassowary Coast Regional Council Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) 
Girramay People Tenure Resolution Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) 8/01/2019 
Glen Florrie and Combined Thiin-Mah, Warriyangka, Tharrkari, Jiwarli Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)15/06/2020 
Gnaala Karla Booja Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)17/10/2018 
Gournditch-Mara & Lynch Mining - Victorian Exploration Licences 4368 & 4369 6/10/2006 
Gudjala People and State of Queensland and Dianne Rose Patterson Indigenous Land Use Agreement 
Gulf Communities Agreement1/09/1997
Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation, Peter D Howson and Thomas A Howson and State of Victoria Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)12/08/2016 
Gunggari People #4 and Ergon Energy Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)13/03/2020 
Gunggari People/Hillside Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)10/12/2019 
Guruma Memorandum of Understanding1/01/2000
Hail Creek Coal Agreement Wiri Yuwiburra1/01/1998
Hail Creek Protocol1/01/1998
Hutt Lagoon Aquaculture Project Agreement28/08/1998
Iama (Yam Island) Torres Strait Social Housing Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)2/01/2018 
Indjalandji-Dhidhanu and Jemena Northern Gas Pipeline Project Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)21/12/2016 
Investigator Road Mooring Buoy Removal Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)22/12/2016 
Irrwanyere Settlement Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)10/01/2017 
Jemena Northern Gas Pipeline Project Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)16/05/2017 
Jinibara-Cedar Hill Plant Harvesting Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)20/04/2017 
Jubilee Quarry Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)1/10/2019 
Kalkadoon and Jemena Northern Gas Pipeline Project Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)8/05/2017 
Kariyarra and State Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)29/05/2018 
Kaurna People Native Title Settlement Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)19/11/2018 
Kintyre Aboriginal Survey and Compensation Agreement
Kintyre Draft Agreement
Kistler Satellite Launch Project Agreement1/06/1998
Kooline and Combined Thiin-Mah, Warriyangka, Tharrkari, Jiwarli Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)15/06/2020 
Kooline Pastoral Lease Land Addition Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)28/05/2018 
Kwokkunum Access Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)23/03/2016 
Lambina Opal Mining Field Agreement1/06/1998
Land Tenure Agreement between the State of Queensland, the Western Yalanji People, and Alan and Karen Pedersen28/09/1998
Land Use and Access Agreement between Western Yalanji, State of Queensland and Noel A. Adam28/09/1998
Mabuiag Torres Strait Primary Health Care Centre and Staff Accommodation Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)20/11/2017 
MaMu Canopy Walk Heads of Agreement24/03/2002 
Manna Hill Mining Company and the Kuyani/Adnyamathanha Peoples Agreement1/08/1997
Mardigan People Claim Resolution Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)24/04/2019 
Melsonby Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)21/02/2018 
Mer (Murray Island) Torres Strait Social Housing Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) #210/12/2018 
Merlin Diamond Mine Northern Territory and the Wurdaliya and Wuyaliya Peoples Agreement16/06/1998
Midwest Gas Pipeline Agreement1/01/1997
Mining Agreement
Mining Agreement Between Thor Mining and Eastern Arrernte Native Title Holders25/10/2007
Minnie Creek and Combined Thiin-Mah, Warriyangka, Tharrkari, Jiwarli Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)15/06/2020 
Mithaka People Land Exchange Indigenous Land Use Agreement 24/12/2019 
Model Exploration & Mining Agreement between Rio Tinto Exploration Pty Ltd, Local Aboriginal Groups and the Northern Land Council1/01/2001
Model Low Impact Exploration Access Agreement
Moranbah Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)18/05/2016 
Mount Hotham Airport Agreement12/10/1998
Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory Agreement 13/11/2009  
Murrin Murrin Project Agreement3/04/1997
Native Title Agreement between the Wajarri and Ngoonooru Wadjari Peoples and Murchison Metals31/08/2005
Native Title Petroleum Agreement between the Northern Land Council and Pardi Pty Ltd1/01/2003
Native Title Petroleum Agreement between the Northern Land Council and Sweetpea Corporation1/01/2003
Ngarlawangga and Bulloo Downs Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)5/05/2017 
Ngarlawangga and Prairie Downs Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)5/05/2017 
Ngarlawangga and Turee Creek Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)5/05/2017 
North East Goldfields (Interim) Heritage Site Clearance Protocol8/02/1998
Northern Gas Pipeline: CLC Tennant Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)7/04/2017 
Northern Gas Pipeline: CLC UCL Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)7/04/2017 
Nyiyaparli and BHP Billiton Comprehensive Agreement Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)1/07/2019 
Nywaigi People Tenure Resolution Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)10/12/2018 
Oyala Thumotang National Park (Cape York Peninsula Aboriginal Land) and adjacent Aboriginal Land Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) 13/12/2012
Pastoral Lease Grant Agreement
Peninsula Development Road Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)11/07/2017 
Pilbara Energy Pty Ltd (BHP) Gas Pipeline Extension Agreement12/03/1998
PKKP and Cheela Plains Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)4/01/2017 
PKKP and Kooline Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) 4/01/2017 
PKKP and Nanutarra Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)4/01/2017 
Port Curtis Coral Coast Tenure Resolution Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)3/05/2018 
Poruma Island Department of Home Affairs Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)7/05/2019 
Pro forma Project Consent Deed for Exploration Licences (Victoria)
Pro forma Project Consent Deed for Mining Licences (Victoria)
Pro forma Project Consent Deed for Petroleum Exploration Permits (Victoria)
Pro forma Project Consent Deed for Petroleum Production Licences (Victoria)
Pro forma section 31 Deed for Exploration Licences (Victoria)
Pro forma Section 31 Deed for Mining Licences (Victoria)
Pro forma section 31 Deed for Petroleum Exploration Permits (Victoria)
Pro forma section 31 Deed for Petroleum Production Licences (Victoria)
Project Sea Dragon Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)19/12/2019 
Rainbow Beach Ambulance Station Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)29/07/2016 
Red Gum Store Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)30/01/2018 
Redford Station Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)10/12/2019 
RTIO and Nyiyaparli People Indigenous Land Use Agreement27/02/2020 
RTIO and PKKP People Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) 15/11/2012
Saibai Infrastructure and Housing Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)3/09/2018 
Saibai Island Torres Strait Social Housing Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)22/01/2018 
Sand Mining Agreement
Sand Quarry Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)11/12/2018 
Sandstone East Land Transfer Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)23/09/2016 
Sandstone Western Land Transfer Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)21/02/2018 
Sarum Project Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)11/12/2018 
SCONI Project Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)20/08/2012
Shoalwater Bay Training Area Expansion Project Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) 17/06/2019 
Skardon River Kaolin Project1/01/1994
South Australian Access Clearance Agreement15/08/1997
South West Boojarah #2 Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)17/10/2018 
South-West Queensland Cooper Basin Exploration Agreement (Native Title Act) June 20051/06/2005
St Ives Pistol Club and Awabakal and Guringai People and Ors Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)15/09/2020 
Striker Resources and the Balangarra People Accord20/08/1997
Tablelands Regional Council Girramay People #2 Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)8/01/2019 
Tanami Gas Pipeline: Mt Doreen Perpetual Pastoral Lease Indigenous Land Use Agreement ('ILUA')29/10/2018 
Tanami Gas Pipeline: Napperby Perpetual Pastoral Lease Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)17/05/2018 
Tanami Gas Pipeline: Narwietooma Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)16/05/2018 
Tangalooma Indigenous Land Use Agreement 
The Mount Todd Deed of Agreement28/01/1993
The Rocks Quarry Indigenous Land Use Agreement  
Topsy Creek Barge Ramp Project Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)22/01/2018 
Ugar Community Hall Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)21/12/2017 
Ugar Infrastuctures and Housing Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) 
Union Mining, the Ewamian People and the State of Queensland Agreement1/11/1997
Waanyi - Burke Shire Council (Gregory Solar Farm Project) Indigenous Land Agreement (ILUA)12/03/2017 
Wagyl Kaip & Southern Noongar Indigenous Land Use Agreement Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)17/10/2018 
Wakka Wakka People #3 and Gympie Regional Council Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)13/12/2018 
Walka Wani Settlement Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)15/12/2016 
Wangan & Jagalingou People and Adani Mining Carmichael Project Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)8/12/2017 
Wanna and Combined Thiin-Mah, Warriyangka, Tharrkari, Jiwarli Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)15/06/2020 
Warraber (Sue Island) Torres Strait Social Housing Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)22/01/2018 
Western Mining Corporation (WMC) Olympic Dam Agreements1/03/1999
Westside Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)8/01/2019 
Whadjuk People Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)17/10/2018 
Widi People and Local Government Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)4/07/2019 
Wik & Wik Way People and Cook Shire Council Agreement # 2 5/11/2009 
Woodcutters Heads of Agreement1/11/1991
Woodcutters Mine Agreement1/01/1995
Work Area Clearance Agreement
Wuthathi Land Transfer Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)7/03/2018 
Yamatji Nation Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)30/07/2020 
Yandicoogina Negotiations Protocol & Confidentiality Deed1/01/1996
Yawuru Nagulagun/Roebuck Bay Marine Park Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)13/12/2016 
Yinhawangka and BHP Billiton Project Agreement Initial Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)29/07/2016 
Yirendali People Claim Resolution Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)2/12/2016 
Yued Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)17/10/2018 
Yungngora Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC, Buru Energy Limited and Diamond Resources (Canning) Pty Ltd Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)5/09/2016 

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