Aboriginal Tenancy List

Tenants and landlords who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander can have their matter heard in NCAT's Aboriginal Tenancy List.

About the Aboriginal Tenancy List

The Aboriginal Tenancy List is available for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in tenancy or social housing disputes in NCAT.

The Aboriginal Tenancy List gives parties an opportunity to: 

  • Connect with support services and specialist Aboriginal Tenants advocates
  • Discuss your case with a designated Tribunal conciliator to help you reach an agreement
  • Have extra time for a Tribunal Member to decide your case if you are unable to agree on your own solution.

How can I ask for my case to be included in the Aboriginal Tenancy List?

If you identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you can ask to have your case heard in the Aboriginal Tenancy List. 

  1. Apply online or fill in a form and send it to any of our NCAT locations
  2. Send an email to AboriginalTenancyList@ncat.nsw.gov.au
  3. In your email to NCAT include the following details:
    • Your case number
    • Hearing date
    • Ask for your matter to be heard in the Aboriginal Tenancy List.

When will the List be on?

The Aboriginal Tenancy List will be held  every 2 weeks on a Wednesday. If you cannot attend in person, there will be an option to attend by telephone or virtual hearing.

Types of matters heard

The types of matters that can be heard in the Aboriginal Tenancy list includes:

  • Paying rent
  • Repairs or making any changes to the place you are renting. For example, fixing a door
  • Ending a tenancy agreement, and more.

For more information about the types of orders NCAT can make in tenancy cases, read the Tenancy and social housing fact sheet (PDF, 291.0 KB).

Words to understand

NCAT - stands for NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT)

Conciliator - an NCAT officer skilled in alternative dispute resolution. They help you during conciliation to try and reach an agreement

Matter - any application lodged with NCAT

Tribunal Member - is the person responsible for deciding what is fair and making orders to resolve the problem.

Accessing the Tribunal

About the artist
Born in Forster on the NSW mid north coast, Mandy Davis is of the Biripi people and also has connections to the Worimi people. Mandy began painting in 1990, and her work is acknowledged both nationally and internationally, receiving many commendations and awards.


Last updated:

02 Nov 2023

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