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

Engagement and Consultation Checklist

A Checklist to assist and support project proponents in the engagement and consultation process with Aboriginal people.

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Aboriginal Heritage Council Meeting

Aboriginal Heritage Council Meeting 17 December 2021

New appointees to the Aboriginal Heritage Council

Four appointments made on 8 November 2021

Cultural Burning

Aboriginal Heritage Council Meeting

Aboriginal Heritage Council meeting 26 November 2021

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.

Upcoming meetings:

25th February 2022

25th March 2022

29th April 2022

27th May 2022

24th June 2022

29th July 2022

26th August 2022

30th September 2022

28th October 2022

25th November 2022

16th December 2022

​Contact Us

Aboriginal Heritage Tasmania
GPO Box 44
Hobart TAS 7001
Phone: +61 3 6165 3136
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.