Expressions of Interest - Tasmanian Aboriginal Heritage Council

​​The Tasmanian Aboriginal Heritage Council is a Statutory Council under the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1975 and consists of up to 10 members. Members are appointed by the Governor, on the recommendation of the Minister, for terms of up to three years.

The Council provides advice and recommendations to the Minster on a broad range of matters that impact Aboriginal heritage, including permits, consulting with Aboriginal community organisations, and Aboriginal cultural values in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. The Council also supports the development of information materials to inform the public and potential proponents about the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1975, and best practice in managing Aboriginal heritage.  

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.

Potential applicants will need to commit 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. 

The Tasmanian Government is seeking nominations from interested Aboriginal people to be appointed to four vacancies on the Council. 

Council members receive remuneration consistent with Category E3 of the Tasmanian Government Board Fee Policy (Policy/Review/Specialist, Narrow). 

Applicants must comply with the Tasmanian Government's Policy on Eligibility for Tasmanian Government Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander programs and services as set out by the Office of Aboriginal Affairs. For a copy of the current policy, please call (03) 6165 8366, or email OAA@communities.tas.gov.au​. ​​


Submit your application to aboriginalheritagecouncil@heritage.tas.gov.au by
Sunday 4 September 2022​.


The Council is supported by Aboriginal Heritage Tasmania in the Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania. ​



Further information​​

For information about the application process, including the application
(03) 6232 7893.​

For more information about the Council see the Tasmanian Aboriginal Heritage Council website​.



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