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

New appointees for the Aboriginal Heritage Council

New appointees for the Aboriginal Heritage Council

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.

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:

26 February 2021

26 March 2021 (to be confirmed)

30 April 2021 (to be confirmed)

28 May 2021 (to be confirmed)

25 June 2021 (to be confirmed)

30 July 2021 (to be confirmed)

27 August 2021 (to be confirmed)

24 September 2021 (to be confirmed)

29 October 2021 (to be confirmed)

19 November 2021 (to be confirmed)

17 December 2021 (to be confirmed)

​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.