The Cultural Heritage Unit is responsible for administering the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act and the Torres Strait Islander Cultural Heritage Act 2003.
The duty of care applies to any activity where Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander cultural heritage is located.
Persons carrying out activities that may impact on Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander cultural heritage can request information from the database and register.
The Queensland Museum Repatriation Fund provides funding to work with communities to repatriate ancestral remains, burial goods and secret and/or sacred objects to their community of origin.
The purpose of the database is to assemble information about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural heritage in a central and accessible location as a research and planning tool.
The cultural heritage Acts identify Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parties who should be involved in the assessment and management of cultural heritage.
The sole function of a cultural heritage body is to identify the Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander parties for an area and serves as the first point of contact for cultural heritage matters.
A Cultural heritage management plan is an agreement between a land user (sponsor) and Traditional Owner (endorsed party).
The department, in conjunction with the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, is responsible for investigating activities that have allegedly breached Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander cultural heritage legislation.
Guidelines to assist with the discovery, handling and management of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander human remains.
A cultural heritage study is a comprehensive study of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander cultural heritage.
Designated landscape areas are recorded on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural heritage register.
The online portal allows any member of the public to view information recorded in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural heritage register.
Note: Ensure you use Google Chrome for full functionality.
The Cultural Heritage Unit will be offering free training on the Cultural Heritage database and register for Traditional Owners and land users in Queensland. Register your interest to attend a training session.
Download the draft Ground Penetrating Radar Report for Deebing Creek Cemetery .