About ORIC

Vision

Strong corporations, strong people, strong communities

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporations play an important role in the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their communities, as well as in the broader Australian society. Our vision is of well-governed corporations that inspire trust in the sector and provide high-value services and benefits to members and communities.

To achieve that vision, ORIC staff operate within a framework that covers:

Highlights

  • 2904 registered corporations; up 4.4% from last year
  • 172 are RNTBCs (registered native title bodies corporate)
  • Call centre inquiries up 10%.
  • 97% say our online guidance is helpful (of those surveyed as part of an independent review of ORIC)
  • 96.5% of corporations met reporting requirements. (100% in Arnhem Land and Groote Eylandt)

About

About the Registrar

The Registrar of Indigenous Corporations is an independent statutory office holder who administers the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 (CATSI Act). The CATSI Act has some unique features:

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LawHelp application

Note that you must answer at least those questions marked with a red asterisk (*).

About your corporation
(if applicable)
About you
Corporation / entity finances

Excellent; we can take your financial information from your latest reports.

Okay. We'll need you to supply some financial information as below.

Income
Expenditure
Your needs
If the issues are time-critical, please also note any relevant deadlines
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: txt rtf pdf doc docx odt xls xlsx.
Please tell us about any other people or organisations involved in or affected by this matter. Include their name along with the name and contact details (phone, email) for their lawyer.
Prior assistance

Okay; please tell us about the assistance you received.

Declaration
  • The corporation (or other entity) has authorised me to apply for legal help through LawHelp.
  • I accept that ORIC is not liable for the results of any action taken in connection with this application.
  • I agree to provide any further information that may be relevant.
  • I understand that ORIC may stop helping the corporation if it becomes aware that any information I provide is false, misleading or incomplete.

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