8.45am – 4.00pm

Early Bird Special: Book before Wednesday 10 April 2024: $850 p/p

Group Booking: Book 2 or more people together at the same time to receive a discounted price: $700 p/p

Full Price: Full price applies from Thursday 11 April 2024 onwards: $950 p/p

*(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.

Don's Room

Hotel Mildura Grand

129–137th Street

Mildura VIC 3500



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, water rights, 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 and Indigenous cultural heritage law, as well as associated regulatory and statutory regimes.

Storey & Ward Lawyers are pleased to announce their next Mildura 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 a senior Traditional Owner 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 jurisdictional 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, South Australian & NSW state regimes, together with a broad look at relevant Commonwealth legislation.

This all day seminar (08.45am - 4:00pm) will be held on Wednesday 27 March 2024 in Mildura on the lands of the Ngintait and Latji Latji Peoples. It includes resource materials, morning & afternoon tea & a light networking lunch.


08.45 Registration
Coffee, tea & water available
09:15 Welcome and Introductions
09.30 Theory of native title and introduction to land rights
10.45 Morning tea
11.00 Aspirations and prospects for Traditional Owner rights in inland water
12.15 Lunch
13.00 Indigenous cultural heritage law (with a focus on Victoria, South Australia & NSW)
14.15 Afternoon tea
14.30 In discussion with Ken Stewart
16.00 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.

Ken Stewart is a proud Wamba Wamba descendent with strong family ties to the Lake Boga area. He is a fourth-generation descendant of this area and is committed to maintaining strong connections to that place.

In his professional life, Kenny has further extended his relationship with Aboriginal people across north-west Victoria and has continued to build good working relationships through these communities. Recently, this has extended into the Riverland of South Australia, where he has formed and fostered new relationships. Other current professional service roles are as Chairperson of First nations Legal and Research Services, the native title provider for Victoria, and the Wiran Aboriginal Corporation and as an immediate past member of the Victoria Aboriginal Heritage Council.


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