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

Year in Review 2020-21

The Year in Review 2020-21 reflects on the Council’s activities over the financial year 2020-21.

Coastal scene, Bruny Island

Aboriginal Heritage Council Meeting

Aboriginal Heritage Council meeting 29 October 2021

A picture of a Silcrete outcrop

Aboriginal Heritage Council Meeting

Aboriginal Heritage Council meeting 24 September 2021

A large midden, or living space, is in the foreground, with coastal scrub and blue sky behind.

Aboriginal Heritage Council Meeting

A meeting of the Aboriginal Heritage Council was held on 27 August 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.

Meeting dates are:

26 February 2021

26 March 2021 

30 April 2021 

28 May 2021 

25 June 2021 

30 July 2021 

27 August 2021 

24 September 2021 

29 October 2021 

26 November 2021

17 December 2021 

​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.