Approval to Interfere With an Aboriginal Relic - Tasmania

Service summary

You will require this approval if you intend to conduct activities that may harm or interfere with an Aboriginal relic or a protected site.

A relic is any artefact, painting, carving, engraving, arrangement of stones, midden, or other object created by any original inhabitants of Australia or descendants of these inhabitants. A relic may also be any object, site or place that bears signs of the activities of any such original inhabitants or their descendants. A protected site is declared by the Minister when they are satisfied that the area of land holds a relic that must be protected, and includes public or historic reserves.

Interference with a relic or protected site includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Destroying, damaging, defacing or concealing a relic;
  • Making a copy or replica of a relic, by rubbing, tracing, casting or by other means that involves direct contact with the relic;
  • Removing a relic from the place where it was found or abandoned;
  • Selling or offering for sale a relic;
  • Taking a relic, or causing or permitting a relic to be taken out of Tasmania; or
  • Causing an excavation to be made or any other work to be carried out on Crown Land for the purpose of searching for a relic.

It is recommended you contact the Agency at the beginning of your planning process to avoid any potential delays with your proposed development.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

Please consult directly with the Contact Officer for information on any eligibility requirements.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
Natural and Cultural Heritage
Aboriginal Heritage Tasmania

Act(s) name

Aboriginal Heritage Act 1975 (Tasmania)

Contact details

Enquiries
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
Natural and Cultural Heritage
Aboriginal Heritage Tasmania


Operating address:
5th Floor, Marine Board Building
1 Franklin Wharf
Hobart
Tasmania 7000
Mailing address:
GPO BOX 44
Hobart, Tasmania 7001

Phone:

1300 135 513

Phone:

03 6165 3152
aboriginal@heritage.tas.gov.au

Supporting information

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