Native Title: 1 – Comparison of Land Rights and Native Title in NSW

In NSW there are two key mechanisms by which Aboriginal peoples can have their rights recognised in land – Land Rights and Native Title. While these systems are both about recognising and providing for Aboriginal peoples’rights, the two systems operate under two different laws and differ in the rights they can provide. Native title and land rights can sometimes exist in the same land. It is important that LALCs and Native title Claimants work together to obtain the best of both schemes.


We pay our respects to the Traditional Owners of the lands where we work as well as across the lands we travel through. We also acknowledge our Elders past, present and emerging.

Artwork Credit: Craig Cromelin, from a painting he did titled, "4 favourite fishing holes". It is a snippet of his growing years on the Lachlan River, featuring yabby, turtle, fish and family.