Call for Expressions of Interest to the Aboriginal Heritage Council


The Tasmanian Government is seeking Expressions of Interest from Aboriginal people to be appointed to the Tasmanian Aboriginal Heritage Council.


The Aboriginal Heritage Council provides advice and recommendations to the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs on a broad range of matters that impact Aboriginal cultural heritage values in Tasmania.  These matters include Aboriginal heritage permits, Aboriginal cultural heritage values within the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area and consulting with Aboriginal people and community organisations.

The Aboriginal Heritage Council is a Statutory Council under the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1975 and consists of not more than 10 members.  Members are appointed by the Governor, on the recommendation of the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, for terms of up to three years.

Aboriginal Heritage Council members commit to a minimum of one day per month for meetings and appropriate time to review and prepare for meetings.  Meetings generally occur on the last Friday of each month.

Four positions are available, with appointments to be made in September and November 2021.

Expressions of interest are encouraged from Aboriginal people with skills, qualifications, knowledge, or experience in Aboriginal cultural heritage values management, cultural values presentation and interpretation, as well as experience in leadership and governance.


Applications can be submitted to aboriginalheritage@dpipwe.tas.gov.au by close of business on Friday, 30 July 2021.


Further information is available by email on aboriginalheritagecouncil@heritage.tas.gov.au or by telephone on (03) 616 53136.