Research Permits

People and organisations wanting to undertake research or conduct surveys on Aboriginal land or sea adjoining Aboriginal Land you will be required to provide detailed information prior to conducting research.

People and organisations wanting to undertake research or conduct surveys on Aboriginal land or sea adjoining Aboriginal Land you will be required to provide detailed information including the nature of the research, the methodology, publication and the benefits to the Land Owners before a permit can be issued.

The information you provide will be presented to relevant traditional landowners and the resulting directions from these landowners will be conveyed back to the researcher.

Please read the Frequently Asked Questions before submitting your permit form. 

Online Form

Research Permit Online Application Form

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Download Applying for a research/survey permit and address the topics outlined in the document in an application to permits@nlc.org.au.