About our corporations

Profile of corporations registered under the CATSI Act

The Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations supports and regulates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporations registered under the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 (CATSI Act).

Corporate functions are diverse, from providing services such as health care and power supply to simply holding land, and many corporations have multiple functions.

Most groups registered under the CATSI Act are located in remote areas and are publicly funded. However some generate substantial private income—for example, corporations linked to mining compensation or to the Indigenous arts industry. Many hold significant community assets that were funded publicly and are now held privately by the corporations.

Location of corporations registered under the CATSI Act

Map: Location of corporations by ICC regions at 30 June 2013

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Locations of corporations by ICC regions at 30 June 2013

ICC = Indigenous Coordination Centre

Table: Location of corporations by ICC regions at 30 June 2013

 
ICC region Number of corporations by region numbers Percentage
Adelaide 48 1.93%
Alice Springs 287 11.54%
Bourke 25 1.00%
Brisbane 95 3.82%
Broome 118 4.74%
Cairns 193 7.76%
Ceduna 7 0.28%
Coffs Harbour 143 5.75%
Darwin 115 4.62%
Derby 94 3.78%
Dubbo 23 0.92%
Geraldton 52 2.09%
Kalgoorlie 40 1.61%
Katherine 88 3.54%
Kununurra 161 6.47%
Mount Isa 60 2.41%
Nhulunbuy 29 1.17%
Perth 172 6.91%
Port Augusta 31 1.25%
Queanbeyan 60 2.41%
Rockhampton 56 2.25%
Roma 34 1.37%
South Hedland 86 3.46%
Sydney 76 3.05%
Tamworth 50 2.01%
Tasmania 22 0.88%
Tennant Creek 53 2.13%
Townsville 59 2.37%
Torres Strait area 56 2.25%
Umuwa 26 1.05%
Victoria 84 3.38%
Wagga Wagga 45 1.81%
Total 2488 100%

Note: Percentages have been rounded to the second decimal point.