The main purpose of a Prescribed Body Corporate (PBC) is to manage native title rights and interests on behalf of their native title holders. After a positive native title determination, the PBC will become the main contact point for people wanting to engage with the native title holders or do business on their Country, including local and state or territory governments, mining companies and other individuals or entities.
PBCs have functions under the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) and Native Title (Prescribed Bodies Corporate) Regulations 1999 (Cth), such as responding to ‘future act’ notices. They may also take on other functions and projects including but not limited to ranger programs, cultural heritage consultation and management, and carbon farming projects.
This section of Learn contains a 'Snapshot' of PBCs from across Australia with useful information for PBCs and other stakeholders wishing to engage with PBCs. It provides information about:
- how a PBC is established
- types of PBCs
- the functions of PBCs
- the roles of Directors
- PBC rule books
- PBC meetings