About the Council

The statutory Aboriginal Heritage Council was established in 2017 under the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1975. We are an independent body who advise the Tasmanian Government, land managers and owners on the protection and management of Aboriginal cultural heritage in Tasmania.

Our members are from the Tasmanian Aboriginal community and have extensive experience and knowledge of Aboriginal heritage management.

More about us

Latest news

Aboriginal shell midden within the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

Aboriginal Heritage Council Meeting

Aboriginal Heritage Council meeting of 6 November 2020

Photo of Preminghana, an Aboriginal landscape

Welcome to the Aboriginal Heritage Council website

​The Aboriginal Heritage Council is pleased to announce the release of our new website.

Sundown Point

Review of the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1975

The review of the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1975 commenced in June 2019.

Image of Aboriginal shell midden in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

Management of At-Risk Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Sites in the TWWHA

Cultural heritage sites at greatest risk are identified, protective measures implemented and their effectiveness monitored.

Who we are

The Council is made up of ten members from across the
Tasmanian Aboriginal community appointed by the Governor.


Council meets once a month to discuss submissions, make recommendations to Government, and work on ways to promote awareness and protection of Aboriginal heritage in Tasmania.

Meeting dates are:

14 February 2020

27 March 2020

1 May  2020

29 May 2020

26 June 2020

31 July 2020

28 August 2020

25 September 2020

6 November 2020

11 December 2020​

​Contact Us

Aboriginal Heritage Tasmania
GPO Box 44
Hobart TAS 7001
Phone: +61 3 616 53136
Email: aboriginalheritagecouncil@heritage.tas.gov.au

To present a proposal to the Council complete the​ Aboriginal Heritage Council Briefing Form and submit it to the Council for consideration.