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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 (109.84 KB) Advisory Note - Exploration Licence Holders Advisory Note - Exploration Licence HoldersOpen 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 (80.38 KB) Notice of intent - To enter into an ACHLMA Notice of intent - To enter into an ACHLMADOC (23.12 KB) Notice of intent - To amend an ACHLMA Notice of intent - To amend an ACHLMADOC (20.32 KB) Form - Lodgement of relevant documentation for an ACHLMA Form - Lodgement of relevant documentation for an ACHLMADOC (31.02 KB)

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 (83.27 KB)

Preliminary Aboriginal Heritage Tests

Application form - Certification of a Preliminary Aboriginal Heritage Tests Application form - Certification of a Preliminary Aboriginal Heritage TestsDOC (155.5 KB) Information sheet - Preliminary Aboriginal Heritage Tests Information sheet - Preliminary Aboriginal Heritage TestsDOC (101.02 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) 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 presentedPDF (39.91 KB) Notice of Intent - Prepare a Cultural Heritage Management Plan Notice of Intent - Prepare a Cultural Heritage Management PlanDOC (36.41 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 (32.57 KB) Application to a Registered Aboriginal Party for Approval of a Cultural Heritage Management Plan Application to a Registered Aboriginal Party for Approval of a Cultural Heritage Management PlanDOC (61.2 KB) Application to the Secretary for Approval of a Cultural Heritage Management Plan Application to the Secretary for Approval of a Cultural Heritage Management PlanDOC (76.47 KB) Form - Application to amend a Cultural Heritage Management Plan Form - Application to amend a Cultural Heritage Management PlanDOC (102.29 KB) Information sheet - CHMPs (including application to amend a CHMP) Information sheet - CHMPs (including application to amend a CHMP)DOC (198.1 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 (83.39 KB) Practice Note - Subsurface Testing Practice Note - Subsurface TestingDOC (98.98 KB) Practice Note - Salvage Excavation Practice Note - Salvage ExcavationDOC (107.69 KB) Lodging Spatial Data in the VAHR Lodging Spatial Data in the VAHRDOC (115 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 (198 KB)

Cultural Heritage Permit

Application - Cultural Heritage Permit Application - Cultural Heritage PermitDOC (60.26 KB) Information sheet - Cultural Heritage Permits Information sheet - Cultural Heritage PermitsDOC (86.12 KB) Form - Application to transfer CHP Form - Application to transfer CHPDOC (24.11 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 (130.07 KB) Information sheet - Enforcement Information sheet - EnforcementDOC (83.31 KB) Information sheet - 24-hour Stop Order Information sheet - 24-hour Stop OrderDOC (241.66 KB) Information sheet - Stop Order Information sheet - Stop OrderDOC (258.14 KB) Improvement notices - Information sheet and templates Improvement notices - Information sheet and templatesDOC (232.67 KB)Information sheet - Cultural Heritage Audits and Stop Orders Information sheet - Cultural Heritage Audits and Stop OrdersDOC (25 Byte)

Protection Declarations

Interim Protection Declaration Interim Protection DeclarationDOC (47.97 KB) Ongoing Protection Declaration Ongoing Protection DeclarationDOC (20.94 KB) Ongoing Protection Declaration Ongoing Protection DeclarationPDF (99.86 KB) Stop Order Stop OrderDOC (59.67 KB) Stop Order Stop OrderPDF (268.06 KB)

Registered Aboriginal Parties (RAPs)

Application form for registration as a Registered Aboriginal Party Application form for registration as a Registered Aboriginal PartyDOC (58.77 KB) Guidelines for RAP applications Guidelines for RAP applicationsDOC (149.72 KB) Information sheet - Becoming a RAP Information sheet - Becoming a RAPDOC (200.91 KB)Information sheet - Role of RAPs Information sheet - Role of RAPsDOC (201.53 KB) Information sheet - Consequences of a RAP being placed under Special Administration Information sheet - Consequences of a RAP being placed under Special AdministrationDOC (99.5 KB)

Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Register

Forms

Form - Recommend sensitive Aboriginal heritage information on the Register Form - Recommend sensitive Aboriginal heritage information on the RegisterDOC (24.73 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 (46.44 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 (28.55 KB) Notice of Intent - Carry out a survey Notice of Intent - Carry out a surveyDOC (34.45 KB) Form - Lodgement of relevant documentation for a survey Form - Lodgement of relevant documentation for a surveyDOC (50.6 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 (100.79 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 informationDOC (49.95 KB)

Visit Report and protect a possible Aboriginal place or object.

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Recording Forms

Preliminary Report Form Preliminary Report FormDOC (63.73 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)
Low Density Artefact distribution (MDB - 496kb) - cannot uploadPlace Inspection form Place Inspection formPDF (278.09 KB)

Victorian Aboriginal Place Component Forms

Artefact Scatter Artefact ScatterDOC (149.5 KB) Earth Feature Earth FeatureDOC (122.5 KB) Aboriginal Ancestral Remains Aboriginal Ancestral RemainsDOC (159 KB) Quarry QuarryDOC (119 KB) Rock Art Rock ArtDOC (151.5 KB) Scarred Tree Scarred TreeDOC (190.5 KB) Shell Midden Shell MiddenDOC (139.5 KB) Stone Feature Stone FeatureDOC (125 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 (162 KB) Aboriginal Historical place form Aboriginal Historical place formDOC (164.5 KB)

Aboriginal Intangible Heritage

Information Sheets

Information sheet - Aboriginal Intangible Heritage Information sheet - Aboriginal Intangible HeritageDOC (101.23 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 (113.7 KB)

Registration Forms

Primary Recording Form Registration of Aboriginal Intangible Heritage Primary Recording Form Registration of Aboriginal Intangible HeritageDOC (35.48 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 (85.14 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 (38.52 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)

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.