Hillig as Administrator of Worimi Local Aboriginal Land Council v NSW Native Title Services Ltd [2006] FCA 1184 (1 September 2006)

Category: Case Law
Binomial Name: Federal Court of Australia
Date: 1 September 2006
Sub Category:Case Law | Unopposed Determination
Location:New South Wales, Australia
NSW Department of Lands Certificate of Title folio identifier 473 of Deposited Plan 728126 located in the Local Government Area of Port Stephens, Parish of Tomaree, County of Gloucester, New South Wales.
Legal Status: Registered on the National Native Title Register (
Legal Reference: National Native Title Tribunal File No: NN06/5; Fe
Alternative Names:
  • Worimi Local Aboriginal Land Council #3
  • Subject Matter:Land Use | Native Title
    URL: http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/cth/federal_ct/2006/1184.html
    Summary Information:
    Hillig as Administrator of Worimi Local Aboriginal Land Council v NSW Native Title Services Ltd [2006] FCA 1184 (1 September 2006)

    Between: Peter Hillig in his capacity as administrator of the Worimi Local Aboriginal Land Council (APPLICANT) AND NSW Native Title Services Ltd (RESPONDENT)

    Judge: Bennet J

    Where Made: Sydney

    This is an unopposed determination and a non-claimant application under the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth).

    Native title was found not to exist in the determination area.

    Members of the Worimi Local Aboriginal Land Council (the Council) passed a resolution to sell some land that had been transferred to it under the Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 (NSW), but according to section 40AA(1) of the Aboriginal Land Rights Act the Council could not dispose of or otherwise deal with the land without first obtaining an 'approved determination of native title' in respect of it.

    An application under the Native Title Act 1993(Cth) was made to the court for such a determination. NSW Native Title Services became joined as a respondent to the application and notified the court in writing that it did not oppose an order being made in the terms sought by Mr Hillig. A 'Short Minutes of Order' was signed by the parties to this effect.

    Related Entries

    Organisation
  • Worimi Local Aboriginal Land Council
  • New South Wales Native Title Services Limited - Respondent
  • Legislation
  • Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
  • Native Title Amendment Act 1998 (Cth)

  • Glossary

    Native Title (Australia)