Register a brand for use on Aboriginal land
You must complete the below steps to register a brand on Aboriginal Land Trust (ALT).
You must discuss your proposal with either the Northern Land Council (NLC) or Central Land Council (CLC).
These land councils act as a body corporate and provide administrative support to the ALT.
You can find out more about ALTs by reading the Aboriginal Land Rights Act (Northern Territory) 1976 on the Federal Register of Legislation.
You will most likely have to enter into a legal agreement with the land council and ALT. This could include any of the following:
- licence agreement
- grazing licence
- section 19 land use agreement
- mustering agreement
Find out more about land councils including council contacts.
The application you use will depend on if you are registering either:
- an existing brand
- or a new brand.
Use an existing brand
Apply to use an existing brand either:
- temporarily on an ALT - for agreements less than three months
- or change the run and move an existing brand to an ALT.
Find out how to transfer, move, change or cancel a brand.
Apply for a new brand
To apply for a new brand complete an application for a three-letter brand.
Attach evidence of a signed agreement from the land council to your application.
Your application should state the terms of the agreement including:
- the period
- any conditions or restrictions.
Supporting documents from the land council
The NLC or CLC must submit all of the following to the brands registrar:
- Owner’s permission to use run form completed by an NLC or CLC authorised representative.
- A letter from the land council's legal advisor or solicitor that confirms the terms of the agreement. The letter must show that the land council consents and has no objections to the application being approved.
- A map of the area that the brand will be registered for use on.
Without the supporting documentation from NLC or CLC your application will be returned.
Last updated: 04 February 2020
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