Find a Heritage Adviser
Why would I need a Heritage Adviser?
Under the Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006 a Heritage Adviser may be engaged to:
- assist project sponsors in the preparation of Cultural Heritage Management Plans
- conduct cultural heritage audits in compliance with the directions of an inspector
- supervise activities authorised by a Cultural Heritage Permit.
These roles require the ability to carry out heritage assessments and prepare written technical reports that meet specified standards.
Who can be a Heritage Adviser?
A Heritage Adviser is a person who is appropriately qualified in a discipline directly relevant to the management of Aboriginal cultural heritage (such as anthropology, archaeology or history) or who has extensive experience or knowledge in relation to the management of Aboriginal cultural heritage.
Find out more about appropriate qualifications to be a Heritage Adviser:
How can I find a Heritage Adviser?
Find a list of Heritage Advisers here:
If you are a Heritage Adviser who would like to be added to this list, apply by completing this form:
More resources to find Heritage Advisers
Suitably qualified professionals may be found by searching under archaeology or heritage consultant in the Yellow Pages, or alternatively the Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists maintains a list of members on their website.
How should I choose a Heritage Adviser?
We recommend you seek references and examples of previous work before you engage them. Information on relevant fee scales, codes of practice and other matters are also available from the Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists.
For further information and forms, see Aboriginal Heritage Management - Guides, Forms and Practice Notes.