8.30am – 4.00pm, followed by networking drinks until 5.00pm

Early Bird Special: Book before Friday 16 February 2024: $1250.00

Group Booking: Book 2 or more people together at the same time to receive a discounted price: $1100.00

Full Price: Full price applies from 17 February 2024 onwards: $1450.00

*(all prices are GST inclusive)

Note: Participants from Traditional Owner organisations are eligible for a discounted rate, please contact training@storeyward.com.au for more information.

University House at the Woodward,
10th Floor University of Melbourne Law School,
185 Pelham Street,
Carlton Vic, 3053.



The Native Title & Indigenous Cultural Heritage Law — An Australian Perspective seminar provides an introduction to land rights in Australia, including the theory of native title, the native title future acts regime, and Indigenous cultural heritage law.

If you are a heritage advisor, or work in planning, environmental regulation or community policy areas, then it is critical to have a good working understanding of native title, cultural heritage law and associated regulatory and statutory regimes.

Storey & Ward Lawyers are pleased to announce their next Melbourne seminar in this area, providing insight and expertise.

“Land justice is about much more than Mabo, it’s about a complicated web of statutory, legislative and spiritual responsibilities for Country.”

The seminar will also provide an opportunity to participate in discussion with senior Traditional Owner Liz Allen, about how rights & responsibilities to culture & Country are enacted within statutory and regulatory environments.

Accessible for those working in the area, those interested in native title & cultural heritage, and lawyers (providing up to 6 CPD points subject to jurisidictional requirements), this seminar has been of great value to other participants.

“To really understand the complex environment of Traditional Owner rights, you have to talk to people with lived experience.”

This seminar focuses primarily on the Victorian state regime, together with a broad look at relevant Commonwealth legislation.

This all day seminar (8:30am - 4:00pm, followed by networking drinks until 5.00pm) will be held on Thursday 29 February 2024 in Naarm at University House at The Woodward (10th Floor, Melbourne Law School, 185 Pelham Street, Carlton). It includes resource materials, morning & afternoon tea & a light networking lunch.


08.30 Registration
Coffee, tea & juice available
09:00 Welcome and Introductions
09.30 Theory of native title and introduction to land rights
10.45 Morning tea
11.00 The native title future acts regime
12.15 Lunch
13.00 Indigenous cultural heritage law
14.15 Afternoon tea
14.30 In discussion with Liz Allen
16.00 Networking drinks
17.00 Close

Your Trainers:

Dr Matthew Storey is the Legal Principal & Director of Storey & Ward Lawyers. Matthew has worked with & for Traditional Owners in native title & land rights, cultural heritage, business development & natural resource management for over 25 years.

Romany Tauber is the Special Counsel for Storey & Ward Lawyers. Romany has a background working in native title, including at the former Native Title Services Victoria, and with the Northern Land Council.

Liz Allen of Liz Allen Consultancy is a proud Wurundjeri, Dja Dja Wurrung Woman from Victoria & a passionate advocate for improving Aboriginal economic participation, with over 20 years’ experience helping Government, Industry & Community engage with Aboriginal business.


For further information please email training@storeyward.com.au.