Protecting cultural heritage

Cultural heritage is anything that is:

  • a significant Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander area
  • a significant Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander object
  • evidence of archaeological or historic significance, of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander occupation of an area of Queensland.

An area or object may be significant because of its:

  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander tradition
  • history, including contemporary history of any Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander party for the area.

Examples of significant objects may include stone artefacts, campsites, rock art, stone quarries, tools, grinding grooves in rock, earthen rings, ceremonial sites, burial sites and middens.

This section contains information about seeking an injunction to protect cultural heritage, and lodging objections to cultural heritage studies and cultural heritage management plans.

Cultural heritage duty of care

Cultural heritage studies

Cultural heritage management plans