Abstract: The Third Indigenous Knowledge Forum (IKF) was held on 12-13 June 2019 at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). The IKF, ‘Models for a Competent Authority – Facilitating Self-Determination’, brought together a diverse range of presentations from Australian and international speakers. Several of the speakers made their presentations via video link as they were not able to be present at the Forum. The IKF was recorded for research purposes, and we thank Andreas Dalman, Systems Specialist from UTS Information Technology Division for his technical support throughout the Forum. The IKF also included workshops with the Garuwanga Project’s Research Roundtable members, and with the wider group of IKF participants.The Garuwanga Project Research Roundtable met briefly on Wednesday morning to discuss the draft Final Report that was distributed. During this session, themes discussed included some options for competent authorities, how they might operate, relationships between them, governance principles, issues around rights and ‘ownership’, and Indigenous law. These issues formed the basis of the Workshop sessions on Day 2.