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Guides, forms and practice notes for Aboriginal Heritage Management

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Help for Heritage Advisers

Open Letter and Notes for Heritage Advisers

For open letters regarding the administration of the Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006 (the Act) and the Aboriginal Heritage Regulations 2007 (the Regulations).

Advisory Note - Geotechnical Testing Advisory Note - Geotechnical TestingDOC (111 KB) Advisory Note - Exploration Licence Holders Advisory Note - Exploration Licence HoldersDOC (426 KB)Open letter to heritage advisers - Timely submission of place inspection forms to the Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Register Open letter to heritage advisers - Timely submission of place inspection forms to the Victorian Aboriginal Heritage RegisterPDF (239.67 KB) Open Letter to Cultural Heritage Advisers - Consultation when preparing a Cultural Heritage Management Plan Open Letter to Cultural Heritage Advisers - Consultation when preparing a Cultural Heritage Management PlanPDF (943.36 KB) Open Letter to cultural heritage advisors regarding cultural heritage permits for disturbing or excavating any land for the purpose of uncovering or discovering Aboriginal cultural heritage Open Letter to heritage advisers regarding cultural heritage permits for disturbing or excavating any land for the purpose of uncovering or discovering Aboriginal cultural heritagePDF (423.5 KB) Open letter to cultural heritage advisors regarding Aboriginal and historic heritage when a cultural heritage management plan is being prepared Open letter to heritage advisers regarding Aboriginal and historic heritage when a cultural heritage management plan is being preparedPDF (495.99 KB) Open letter to cultural heritage advisors regarding contingency plans within cultural heritage management plans Open letter to heritage advisers regarding contingency plans within cultural heritage management plansPDF (406.25 KB) Open letter to cultural heritage advisors regarding the lodgement of notices of intent to prepare a cultural heritage management plan and desktop assessments in cultural heritage management plans Open letter to heritage advisers regarding the lodgement of notices of intent to prepare a cultural heritage management plan and desktop assessments in cultural heritage management plansPDF (366.96 KB) These resources have been developed for use in administering the Act and the Regulations.

For any enquiries relating to the administration of the Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006, email VAHR@dpc.vic.gov.au or phone 1800 762 003.

Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Land Management Agreements

Approved Form - Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Land Management Agreement.docx Approved Form - Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Land Management AgreementDOC (67.6 KB) Information sheet - Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Land Management Agreements (ACHLMA) Information sheet - Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Land Management Agreements (ACHLMA)DOC (85 KB) Notice of intent - To enter into an ACHLMA Notice of intent - To enter into an ACHLMADOC (24 KB) Notice of intent - To amend an ACHLMA Notice of intent - To amend an ACHLMADOC (21 KB) Form - Lodgement of relevant documentation for an ACHLMA Form - Lodgement of relevant documentation for an ACHLMADOC (31 KB) Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Land Management Agreements: Guide for Parties Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Land Management Agreements: Guide for PartiesDOC (1.32 MB)

Aboriginal Heritage Agreements

Aboriginal Heritage Agreement form Aboriginal Heritage Agreement formDOC (187.5 KB) Information sheet - Aboriginal Heritage Protection Declarations & Cultural Heritage Agreements Information sheet - Aboriginal Heritage Protection Declarations & Cultural Heritage AgreementsDOC (130 KB)

Preliminary Aboriginal Heritage Tests

Application form - Certification of a Preliminary Aboriginal Heritage Tests Application form - Certification of a Preliminary Aboriginal Heritage TestDOC (159 KB) Information sheet - Preliminary Aboriginal Heritage Tests Information sheet - Preliminary Aboriginal Heritage TestsDOC (92 KB)

Cultural Heritage Management Plan

A Management Plan is a written report with a standard format. Find relevant forms, guidelines and standards relating to the preparation of the Plans. Find information on Cultural Heritage Management Plans (CHMP).

Forms

Format in which a Cultural Heritage Management Plan must be prepared Format in which a Cultural Heritage Management Plan must be preparedDOC (123 KB) Format in which a map describing the activity area of a Cultural Heritage Management Plan must be presented Format in which a map describing the activity area of a Cultural Heritage Management Plan must be presentedDOC (33 KB) Notice of Intent - Prepare a Cultural Heritage Management Plan Notice of Intent - Prepare a Cultural Heritage Management PlanDOC (37 KB) Notice of Intent to prepare an amendment to an approved Cultural Heritage Management Plan Notice of Intent to prepare an amendment to an approved Cultural Heritage Management PlanDOC (33 KB) Information sheet - CHMPs (including application to amend a CHMP) Information sheet - CHMPs (including application to amend a CHMP)DOC (199 KB)Application for approval of a cultural heritage management plan Application for approval of a cultural heritage management planDOC (79.46 KB) Application_for_Approval_of_an_Amendment_to_a_CHMP.docx Application for approval of an amendment to a Cultural Heritage Management PlanDOC (102.36 KB)

Guides and Practice Notes

This guide provides detail and sets minimum standards for conducting cultural heritage assessments and preparing a Cultural Heritage Management Plan.

Guide to Preparing a Cultural Heritage Management Plans Guide to Preparing a Cultural Heritage Management PlansDOC (1.08 MB)

The following practice notes may assist:

Practice Note - Significant Ground Disturbance Practice Note - Significant Ground DisturbanceDOC (85 KB) Practice Note - Subsurface Testing Practice Note - Subsurface TestingDOC (100 KB) Practice Note - Salvage Excavation Practice Note - Salvage ExcavationDOC (106 KB) Lodging Spatial Data in the VAHR Lodging Spatial Data in the VAHRDOC (138 KB)

Other CHMP tools

Use the evaluation checklist which has specific reference to Cultural Heritage Management plans:

CHMP Evaluation Checklist CHMP Evaluation ChecklistDOC (70.48 KB)

This template can assist a Heritage Adviser to develop a Cultural Heritage Management Plan:

Cultural Heritage Management Plan template Cultural Heritage Management Plan templateDOC (199 KB)

Cultural Heritage Permit

Application - Cultural Heritage Permit Application - Cultural Heritage PermitDOC (60.52 KB) Information sheet - Cultural Heritage Permits Information sheet - Cultural Heritage PermitsDOC (88 KB) Form - Application to transfer CHP Form - Application to transfer CHPDOC (25 KB)

Aboriginal Heritage Planning Tool

A simple way to check whether a Cultural Heritage Management Plan is required for a proposed activity is to use the Aboriginal Heritage Planning Tool and follow the prompts.

Authorised Officers and Aboriginal Heritage Officers

Approved format for an Inspector's identity card Format of identity card for Authorised Officer and Aboriginal Heritage OfficerDOC (131 KB) Information sheet - Enforcement Information sheet - EnforcementDOC (85 KB) Information sheet - 24-hour Stop Order Information sheet - 24-hour Stop OrderDOC (243 KB) Information sheet - Stop Order Information sheet - Stop OrderDOC (263 KB) Improvement notices - Information sheet and templates Improvement notices - Information sheet and templatesDOC (236 KB)

Protection Declarations

Interim Protection Declaration Interim Protection DeclarationDOC (47.97 KB) Ongoing Protection Declaration Ongoing Protection DeclarationDOC (20.94 KB) Stop Order Stop OrderDOC (59.67 KB)

Registered Aboriginal Parties (RAPs)

Application form for registration as a Registered Aboriginal Party Application form for registration as a Registered Aboriginal PartyDOC (59 KB) Guidelines for RAP applications Guidelines for RAP applicationsDOC (159 KB) Information sheet - Becoming a RAP Information sheet - Becoming a RAPDOC (538 KB)Information sheet - Role of RAPs Information sheet - Role of RAPsDOC (534 KB) Information sheet - Consequences of a RAP being placed under Special Administration Information sheet - Consequences of a RAP being placed under Special AdministrationDOC (101 KB)

Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Register

Forms

Form - Recommend sensitive Aboriginal heritage information on the Register Form - Recommend sensitive Aboriginal heritage information on the RegisterDOC (44 KB) Application - Access to records on the Register for a purpose listed in s146 Application - Access to records on the Register for a purpose listed in s146DOC (46.45 KB) Application - Advice as to the existence of records in relation to a nominated area of land Application - Advice as to the existence of records in relation to a nominated area of landDOC (36.81 KB) Notice of Intent - Carry out a survey Notice of Intent - Carry out a surveyDOC (35 KB) Form - Lodgement of relevant documentation for a survey Form - Lodgement of relevant documentation for a surveyDOC (51 KB)

Information sheets

The following guidelines and standards have been developed to assist in investigating and recording Aboriginal places and objects:

Information sheet - Surveys for Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Information sheet - Surveys for Aboriginal Cultural HeritageDOC (329 KB)

Not sure which application form to use? Visit who may access the Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Register.

Guides and information sheets

The following guidelines and standards have been developed to assist in investigating and recording Aboriginal places and objects:

Standards for recording Victorian Aboriginal heritage places and objects Standards for recording Victorian Aboriginal heritage places and objectsDOC (501 KB) Standards for recording Victorian Aboriginal heritage places and objects Standards for recording Victorian Aboriginal heritage places and objectsPDF (1.42 MB) Low Density Artefact distributions Low Density Artefact distributionsPDF (117.05 KB) Information sheet - Sensitive Aboriginal heritage information Information sheet - Sensitive Aboriginal heritage informationDOCdre (68 KB) Place Inspection Form Interim Guidelines Place Inspection Form Interim GuidelinesPDF (350.06 KB)

Visit Report and protect a possible Aboriginal place or object.

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Recording Forms

Preliminary Report Form Preliminary Report FormDOC (64 KB) Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Register Form Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Register FormPDF (172.76 KB) Low Density Artefact distribution Low Density Artefact distributionEXCEL (272.96 KB)Place Inspection form Place Inspection formPDF (278.09 KB)

Victorian Aboriginal Place Component Forms

Artefact Scatter Artefact ScatterDOC (185 KB) Earth Feature Earth FeatureDOC (146 KB) Aboriginal Ancestral Remains Aboriginal Ancestral RemainsDOC (204 KB) Quarry QuarryDOC (147 KB) Rock Art Rock ArtDOC (197 KB) Scarred Tree Scarred TreeDOC (325 KB) Shell Midden Shell MiddenDOC (205 KB) Stone Feature Stone FeatureDOC (169 KB) Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Place Assessment: Archaeological Survey & Excavation Attributes Form Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Place Assessment: Archaeological Survey & Excavation Attributes FormDOC (61 KB) Object Collection Form Object Collection FormPDF (59.46 KB) Aboriginal Cultural place form Aboriginal Cultural place formDOC (135 KB) Aboriginal Historical place form Aboriginal Historical place formDOC (135 KB)

Aboriginal Intangible Heritage

Information Sheets

Information sheet - Aboriginal Intangible Heritage Information sheet - Aboriginal Intangible HeritageDOC (92 KB)

Agreements

Form - Aboriginal Intangible Heritage Agreement Aboriginal Intangible Heritage Agreement templateDOC (173 KB)

Guidelines

Guidelines for Recording Victorian Aboriginal Intangible Heritage Guidelines for Recording Victorian Aboriginal Intangible HeritageDOC (105 KB)

Registration Forms

Primary Recording Form Registration of Aboriginal Intangible Heritage Primary Recording Form Registration of Aboriginal Intangible HeritageDOC (36 KB)

Component Forms

Component Form A Oral Traditions and Expressions Component Form Category A Oral Traditions and ExpressionsDOC (25.28 KB) Component Form B Performing Arts Component Form Category B Performing ArtsDOC (27.06 KB)Category C Social practices Component Form Category C Social practices, ceremony and festive eventsDOC (28.54 KB) Category D Environmental and ecological knowledge Component Form Category D Environmental and ecological knowledgeDOC (33.65 KB) Category E Arts and Crafts Component Form Category E Arts and CraftsDOC (27.14 KB) Category F Intellectual Creation or Innovation Component Form Category F Intellectual Creation or InnovationDOC (28.54 KB)

For more information visit Aboriginal Intangible Heritage.

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Reporting Aboriginal Ancestral Remains

Information Sheet: Public Entities and Universities Reporting Aboriginal Ancestral Remains Information Sheet: Public Entities and Universities Reporting Aboriginal Ancestral RemainsDOC (85 KB) Form to report on Aboriginal Ancestral Remains in the custody of public entities and universities Form to report on Aboriginal Ancestral Remains in the custody of public entities and universitiesDOC (33 KB)

Useful publications

A Guide to Shells Commonly Found in Victorian Aboriginal Shell Middens A Guide to Shells Commonly Found in Victorian Aboriginal Shell MiddensPDF (944.28 KB) Scarred Trees: An Identification and Recording Manual Scarred Trees: An Identification and Recording ManualPDF (3.66 MB) Aboriginal stone structures in southwestern Victoria - a reference document Aboriginal stone structures in southwestern Victoria - a reference documentDOC (1.33 MB) Aboriginal stone structures in southwestern Victoria - a reference document Aboriginal stone structures in southwestern Victoria - a reference documentPDF (2.04 MB) Guidelines for conducting and reporting on Aboriginal cultural heritage investigations (other than cultural heritage management plans) Guidelines for conducting and reporting on Aboriginal cultural heritage investigations (other than cultural heritage management plans)DOC (4.71 MB)

Contact us

For any enquiries relating to the administration of the Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006, email VAHR@dpc.vic.gov.au or phone 1800 762 003.