Land and Environment Court > Types of cases > Class 3: valuation, compensation and Aboriginal land claim cases

Aboriginal land claims                


These pages describe appeals that may be made to the NSW Land and Environment Court by Aboriginal Land Councils in NSW against the refusal by the Crown Lands Minister to grant an Aboriginal land rights claim.

Appeals of this kind are allocated to Class 3 of the Court’s jurisdiction (s 19(g2) of the Land and Environment Court Act 1979).

These pages outline:

  • appeals that can be made in this class
  • who has rights of appeal
  • when the appeal must be made
  • how to file an appeal
  • what to expect during the process of the appeal.

Map of the process for Aboriginal land claims 

How to use these pages

Use the links in the boxes on the left side of your screen to follow the steps in the appeals process. 

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