Call for nominations to the Aboriginal Heritage Council

The Tasmanian Government is seeking nominations from Aboriginal people to be appointed to the Tasmanian Aboriginal Heritage Council. 

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

The Council is a statutory body 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 terms of up to three years.

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

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

Evidence on these matters should be included in your application, and emailed to by COB on Friday, 9 October 2020.

Nominations must comply with the Tasmanian Government's Policy on Eligibility for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Programs and Services as set out at

The Council is supported by Aboriginal Heritage Tasmania in the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment.

Dow​nload the application form or for further information contact us at or call (03) 6165 3136.

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