A number of residents of the Jerrinja Aboriginal Community at Orient Point took their concerns over possible evictions from the village to Nowra Local Court on Wednesday morning.
The moves follows Tuesday afternoon's dramatic attempt to evict elder Rhonda Connolly from the village.
NSW Sheriffs' personnel with representatives of Southern Cross Housing, acting on a ruling from the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) on behalf of the Jerrinja Aboriginal Land Council, attempted to evict the long-time resident.
Multiple police resources were called to the location as feelings within the community rose.
Around a dozen residents attended the Nowra Court precinct Wednesday morning to attempt to lodge appeals to stop Ms Connolly's and a number of other resident's evictions.
But their attempts were stymied, with news any appeal to the NCAT ruling had to be made at Services NSW.
So with paperwork in hand, the group planned to take their appeals to the South Nowra office.
Graham Connolly Jnr and Ron Carberry, who have been appointed as spokesmen for the Jerringa community, said moves by the Jerrinja Aboriginal Land Council to impose rent on some of the elders and then evict them was "unjust", "unlawful" and "against their civil rights".
"For anything like this to happen it has to go to the community first," Mr Carberry said.
The land council just can't do this off its own bat, which is what it has done. Iit has to go to the community first.Jerringa community member Ron Carberry
"The land council just can't do this off its own bat, which is what it has done.
"It has to come back and go before the community first.
"We have rights under the Land Rights System - now those rights are being taken away."
Mr Carberry says in February 2019 the Jerrinja Aboriginal Land Council appointed Southern Cross Housing as the housing provider, yet that information wasn't released to the community until September that year.
"Seven months later, and the community hadn't agreed to such a move," he said.
"We are all landholders, households and land council members - we have to have a say in any such decisions.
"The community said no.
"The Jerrinja Aboriginal Land Council is just not listening to the community.
"Prime Minister Scott Morrison said while all this COVID stuff was going on, no one would be evicted - yet here they are trying to evict a sick elder.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison said while all this COVID stuff was going on, no one would be evicted - yet here they are trying to evict a sick elder.Jerringa community member Ron Carberry
"It's not right. It's inhumane. And just wrong."
Mr Carberry, who lives on the mission and pays rent, said the understanding was some of the elders, who had the homes passed to them by their families, didn't have to pay rent.
"Lots of those elders are on fixed incomes - on pensions or sickness benefits, not the dole - they don't get the extra $500 that is available to some during the COVID emergency.
"Some are on $500 a fortnight and yet are being asked to pay $200 a week rent."
He said some rents had gone up by as much as $130.
Mr Carberry said it was the first time in almost 50 years attempts have been officially made to try and evict someone from the village.
"We all own the area - I want to know what the strategic plan is by this move. In our society, if a family is removed that family has the right to say who goes into that house," he said.
"Who will go in there now if Rhonda is evicted?
"She lives there with two of her daughters and a granddaughter to whom the house should pass - who are they [Jerrinja Aboriginal Land Council] going to put in there?
"We were given that land and built our houses, the last was finished in 1975, now they want to take it back."
Mr Connolly Jnr questioned why such a move was being made now.
The land council has lost its way. It's not communicating with the community and if it can't communicate with the community on its own country, it's time to move on.Jerringa community member Graham Connolly Jnr
"All it did was incite the community," he said.
"These actions just caused more arguments.
"The land council has lost its way. It's not communicating with the community and if it can't communicate with the community on its own country, it's time to move on.
"This is very distressing for our community, especially our older members.
"There are better ways this could have been handled.
"The land council has to listen to what the community has to say and at least show some respect and talk to us."
The community hopes by appealing the NCAT decision it can gain a stay in proceedings and eventually stop any planned evictions.