About the Council

The statutory Aboriginal Heritage Council was established under the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1975 in August 2017. The Council replaced the non-statutory Aboriginal Heritage Council that had been advising Ministers since 2012.
All members of the Council are from the Tasmanian Aboriginal community and have knowledge and experience in Aboriginal heritage management.
The Aboriginal Heritage Council provides advice and recommendations to the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, the Director of National Parks and Wildlife, and stakeholders on the protection and management of Aboriginal heritage in Tasmania.
The Council also provides advice to the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment on the relevant Key Desired Outcomes (KDOs) included in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA) Management Plan 2016.  The Council acknowledges that there is significant potential for projects to benefit the Aboriginal community and visitors in managing, interpreting and engaging with our cultural values in the TWWHA.
The Aboriginal Heritage Council also continues to provide advice to guide and support the review of the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1975, which commenced in June 2019.
The Aboriginal Heritage Council takes a partnership approach in developing measures to promote community understanding and awareness of Aboriginal heritage in Tasmania.
The Council's views are increasingly sought on a broad range of Aboriginal heritage matters including land and coastal management, academic research projects and legislative changes.

2020 Meeting Dates​​

14 February
26 March
1 May
29 May
26 June
31 July
28 August
25 September
6 November
11 December

Council Briefing Form

To present a propsal to the Council complete the Aboriginal Heritage Council Briefing Form and submit it to the Council via email at aboriginalheritagecouncil@heritage.tas.gov.au for consideration.


  Aboriginal Heritage Council Briefing   (151Kb)