National Native Title Conference 2020 postponed

Friday, 13 March 2020

The co-convenors of the NTC20, the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) and NTSCORP have made the decision to postpone the National Native Title Conference 2020 to 18 - 21 October 2020, as a result of the changing and widespread impacts of COVID-19.

This decision was not taken lightly and was about ensuring the health and wellbeing of all delegates, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities from across Australia.

We believe being cautious, listening to our stakeholders and acting on the best advice from experts is the most sensible response at this stage.

We will continue to monitor the situation with wellbeing in mind and will reconvene the conference in October, hopeful there is no immediate threat to the health of attendees or their communities.

There will be no losses for attendees or sponsors. Any funds already paid, registrations and accommodation bookings can be carried over to the new date, or attendees will have the option to be refunded.

NTC20 will remain on Minjungbal Bundjalung Country in Tweed Heads with the ongoing support of the Traditional Owners.

NEW DATE: 18 - 21 October, 2020.

  • Sun 18 Oct: Community Cultural Day
  • Mon 19 - Wed 21 Oct: Conference

WHERE: Minjungbal Bundjalung Country, Tweed Heads, NSW.
VENUE: Twin Towns Conference & Function Centre.

Registrations and Accommodation Bookings

For those that have registered or booked accommodation via In House Event Solutions, they will be in touch shortly to discuss options for transferring registrations and bookings or providing a full refund for any payments made. 

For urgent enquiries about registrations and accommodation bookings, please email

Sponsored Delegates and Conference Papers

For those who have submitted a sponsored delegate application or submitted a conference paper AIATSIS will be in touch shortly with next steps. 

For any urgent enquires about sponsored delegate applications or conference papers, please email

We will continue to work closely with the Minjungbal Bundjalung and conference partners to deliver the best Native Title Conference.

We thank you for your understanding and support and look forward to seeing you in October 2020.

More information and updates will be available in the near future via

Last reviewed: 23 Mar 2020