Protection under the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972

The Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972 (AHA) protects all Aboriginal heritage sites in Western Australia, whether or not they are registered with the department.

Consent is required from the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs for any activity which will negatively impact Aboriginal heritage sites. Under the AHA, Aboriginal sites of outstanding importance may be declared Protected Areas. The AHA also provides protection for Aboriginal objects.

Page reviewed 26 May 2021