Aboriginal Heritage Impact Permit - New South Wales


You will require this permit if you intend to carry out an activity that will potentially harm an Aboriginal object or a declared Aboriginal place that is on land reserved under the Act (e.g. excavation work). Gaining this permit will allow you to carry out your activity without incurring penalties. Please note that the permit may impose conditions on your proposed activities.

There are a number of circumstances in which you may not need to apply for a permit and you can carry out the activities with appropriate caution.

This document provides further information about applying for the Aboriginal Heritage Impact Permit. To apply, complete the Aboriginal Heritage Impact Permit (AHIP) Application form.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


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

Eligibility Requirements

You must complete the following activities in order for your application to be considered:

  • prepare a cultural heritage assessment report that meets the specified requirements
  • complete an Aboriginal community consultation process
  • complete and submit the application form
  • provide any additional information to support your application, including site information for the Aboriginal Heritage Information Management System (AHIMS).

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


The permit will remain in force for a specified term, as set out in the conditions.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other

Fees will vary depending on your circumstances. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Approval Time

Your application will be determined within 60 days of lodgement if all information that must accompany your application has been provided.

Administering agency

Department of Planning and Environment

Office of Environment and Heritage

Heritage Division

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Enquiries, Environment Line

Phone: 13 15 55
Email: info@environment.nsw.gov.au