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Permit to Interfere With an Aboriginal Relic - Tasmania


You will need this approval if you intend to interfere with an Aboriginal relic.

Interfering with a relic includes:

  • destroying, damaging, defacing, concealing or otherwise interfering with a relic
  • making a copy or replica of a carving or engraving that is a relic by rubbing, tracing, casting or by other means that involves direct contact with the carving or engraving
  • removing a relic from the place where it was found or abandoned
  • selling or offering or expose for sale, exchange or otherwise dispose of a relic or any other object that so nearly resembles a relic as to be likely to deceive or be capable of being mistaken for a relic
  • taking a relic, or causing or permitting a relic to be taken out of Tasmania
  • 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.

Relics include:

  • any artefact, painting, carving, engraving, arrangement of stones, midden, or other object created by any original inhabitants of Australia or descendants of any such inhabitants, which is of significance to the Aboriginal people of Tasmania
  • any object, site or place that bears signs of the activities of any such original inhabitants or their descendants, which is of significance to the Aboriginal people of Tasmania
  • the remains of the body of such an original inhabitant or of a descendant of such an inhabitant that are not interred on any land that is or has been held, set aside, reserved, or used for the purposes of burial-ground or cemetery pursuant to any Act, deed or other instrument or a marked grave in any other land.

It is recommended you contact the agency at the beginning of your planning process.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Please contact the agency to identify any eligibility requirements.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Act(s) name

Aboriginal Heritage Act 1975 Tasmania

Administering agency

Department of Premier and Cabinet

Contact details

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