Aboriginal heritage is protected, even after natural disasters

Aboriginal heritage sites, objects and remains in South Australia are protected under the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1988, including after natural disaster events. While a disaster may impact or obscure Aboriginal heritage, it can also result in greater visibility of Aboriginal sites in the landscape.

You should submit an online search request via Taa wika to manage any risk of impact to reported or determined Aboriginal sites if you need to:

  • undertake ground disturbance
  • clear fire breaks
  • back burn

To discuss Aboriginal heritage issues in fire impacted regions, please contact Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation