What Is A PBC?

A Prescribed Body Corporate, or PBC, is the corporate entity established to represent a Traditional Owner group in business matters, such as future acts, ILUA negotiations and cultural heritage, before a native title claim has been determined. After a positive native title determination has been made, the PBC becomes recognised as a Registered Native Title Body Corporate, or RNTBC, which also manages native title rights and interests on behalf of the community.

PBCs and RNTBCs must comply with the the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 (Cth) (CATSI Act), which is administered by the Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations (ORIC).

Through our PBC Support services, QSNTS can provide advice, support and assistance to PBCs within our region of responsibility to guide Traditional Owners to a sustainable, self-determined future through native title.

Our PBC Support Services