The Aboriginal Heritage Council is a Statutory Council under the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1975 and consists of not more than 10 members, appointed by the Governor on the recommendation of the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, for terms of up to three years.
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 also supports the development of information materials to inform the public and proponents about the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1975 and best practice in managing Aboriginal cultural heritage values.
The Tasmanian Government is seeking nominations from Aboriginal people to be appointed to the Tasmanian Aboriginal Heritage Council. 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 heritage management, cultural values presentation and interpretation, as well as experience in leadership and governance.
Aboriginal Heritage Council members commit to a minimum of one day per month for Council meetings and appropriate time to review and prepare for meetings. Meetings generally occur on the last Friday of each month. The Aboriginal Heritage Council is supported by Aboriginal Heritage Tasmania within the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment.
Aboriginal Heritage Council members receive remuneration consistent with a Category E3 Government Board (Policy Review, Narrow).