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:

There is no requirement that an Aboriginal heritage survey be included with a:

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: