Profile of corporations registered under the CATSI Act
The Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations supports and regulates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporations registered under the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 (CATSI Act).
Corporate functions are diverse, from providing services such as health care and power supply to simply holding land, and many corporations have multiple functions.
Most groups registered under the CATSI Act are located in remote areas and are publicly funded. However some generate substantial private income—for example, corporations linked to mining compensation or to the Indigenous arts industry. Many hold significant community assets that were funded publicly and are now held privately by the corporations.
Location of corporations registered under the CATSI Act
Map: Location of corporations as at 30 June 2016
Table: Location of corporations as at 30 June 2016
|PM&C regional network||ORIC regional offices||Total||Percentage|
|Eastern New South Wales||Coffs Harbour, Brisbane and Cairns||388||13.98%|
|Western New South Wales||Coffs Harbour, Brisbane and Cairns||111||3.99%|
|Far North Queensland||Coffs Harbour, Brisbane and Cairns||310||11.15%|
|Gulf and North Queensland||Coffs Harbour, Brisbane and Cairns||119||4.28%|
|South Queensland||Coffs Harbour, Brisbane and Cairns||223||8.02%|
|Central Australia||Alice Springs||351||12.62%|
|South Australia||Alice Springs||126||4.53%|
|Top End and Tiwi Islands||Darwin and Broome||215||7.73%|
|Arnhem Land and Groote Eylandt||Darwin and Broome||74||2.66%|
|Kimberley||Darwin and Broome||379||13.63%|
|Greater Western Australia||Perth||378||13.59%|
|Victoria and Tasmania||Canberra (national office)||107||3.85%|
Note: Percentages have been rounded to the second decimal point.