Aboriginal heritage and reserve land

The Department of Mines and Petroleum deals with access issues associated with Aboriginal interests, including Native Title, heritage and reserve lands.

Indigenous heritage

Aboriginal Rock Art
Rock Art

Acknowledgement is given to the Department of Premier and Cabinet and the Department of Aboriginal Affairs as the primary reference source for this information.

The management of Aboriginal heritage in Western Australia is governed by the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972. The Act recognises there is community interest in preserving and protecting places and objects of Aboriginal heritage as part of State heritage. Anyone planning to develop land or use land in a way that might disturb an Aboriginal site or object should be aware of their legal obligations and make a reasonable effort to find out if any sites exist in the relevant area

Indigenous reserve land

Acknowledgement is given to the Office of the Register of Indigenous Corporations and the Department of Aboriginal Affairs as the primary reference source.

A visitor should always seek and gain permission to enter an Aboriginal community and, in the case of Aboriginal reserve land, must obtain an entry permit.

Read more about Indigenous Reserve Land (page 117).
 

Details of the location of Aboriginal reserve land can be found on the Department of Aboriginal Affairs website