Native Title


Native Title

Gur A Baradharaw Kod Torres Strait Sea and Land Council (GBK) is the Native Title Service Provider for the Torres Strait region.

Under the Native Title Act, GBK provides native title support and services to Prescribed Bodies Corporate (PBCs) and Traditional Owners (native title holders).

For native title matters in the region, please email GBK ( or visit the GBK website .

The TSRA stopped providing native title services on 30 June 2022.

If you were a TSRA native title client and have questions about the transition or your files, please read:

To transfer your files to GBK, please write to the TSRA Chief Executive Officer by email ( or post:

Chief Executive Officer
Torres Strait Regional Authority
PO Box 261
Thursday Island QLD 4875


Since 1 July 1994, the TSRA has provided over $71 million for Native Title services to:

  • achieve 28 Native Title determinations for almost 100 islands, islets and cays and about 40,000 square kilometres of sea country
  • establish 21 PBCs.

In February 2022, the former Minister for Indigenous Australians announced the transition of native title services. The National Indigenous Australians Agency, TSRA and GBK worked together to complete the Minister’s request.

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