Aboriginal Heritage Surveys
If you are considering undertaking an Aboriginal heritage survey, it is recommended that you first contact the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage (DPLH) to discuss your circumstances via:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: (08) 6551 8002
There is no requirement that an Aboriginal heritage survey be included with a:
- Section 18 Notice submitted under the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972 (Act); or
- Heritage Information Submission Form when submitting information in relation to a potential Aboriginal Site under section 5 of the Act.
All information required for decision-making in relation to Aboriginal site assessment or granting section 18 consent must be included on the above forms. If a decision is made to submit a survey report as an attachment to one of these forms, at no place on the form should it state ‘refer to attached report’ or similar.
DPLH will usually make reports that have been submitted available to other people on request. The benefit of submitting a report is that it may assist others with their research.
You may also wish to refer to:
- Guidelines for Preparing Aboriginal Heritage Survey Reports
- The Government Standard Heritage Agreement for further guidance including costs related to Aboriginal heritage surveys
- The Aboriginal Heritage Due Diligence Guidelines
- Aboriginal Site and Other Heritage Place Search if you wish to access information that DPLH holds in relation to Aboriginal Sites and other heritage places
- Reporting a Site, if you wish to provide information about a possible Aboriginal Site