Confirmation of Aboriginality Forms (COA)

The Board will process the COA application at a Board meeting and will only approve confirmation for applicants who are Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, either born in the Northern Territory, or descendants, or related to Northern Territory Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples. IT IS NOT AN AUTOMATIC CONFIRMATION.

The applicant is responsible for providing the necessary documentation to meet the Confirmation of Aboriginality criteria, for example birth certificate, adoption documents if appropriate and any other documentation to verify your Aboriginality. If there is insufficient documentation, your application will not be considered by the Board and will be returned to you for completion.


  • Fully complete Confirmation of Aboriginality application form in block print
  • provide all required documentation
  • provide a colour photo ID
  • pay the required administration fee (non-refundable):

Individual 18+ $10.00
Child from 5 – 17 years $5.00
Reissue $5

Payment may be made over the counter or into the following bank account:

Commonwealth Bank
Northern Territory Stolen Generations Aboriginal Corporation Foundation
BSB Number = 065901
Account Number = 10932389

Please read the procedure and email with the completed COA Application Form below.

Please note that there’s a minimum of 2 months waiting period for COA Applications.
The Board will not accept photo applications, scan ALL relevant documents and email to the organisation for processing.

COA Procedure and Application Form – Mar 2024