Cultural Heritage

What is Cultural Heritage?

The Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act 2003 (Qld) extends legal protection to any area or object that is significant, or is evidence of historic or archaeological significance, to Aboriginal People throughout the state of Queensland. These areas and objects are known as ‘cultural heritage’. Cultural heritage matters are managed by the registered cultural heritage body for the relevant area, often the Native Title Holder or the registered native title claim group.

Our Cultural Heritage Services

QSNTS recognises the importance of our Traditional Owners’ ceremonial and story places, artefacts and natural and geographical sites. With in-depth knowledge and experience in native title, QSNTS is the service provider of choice for negotiation, implementation and advice on cultural heritage agreements, as well as advice on proponent compliance with cultural heritage laws.

If you are a Traditional Owner group seeking assistance to manage your cultural heritage and associated resources, our cultural heritage services are for you.


To get advice on cultural heritage and work toward outcomes for your group

Legal, Negotiation and Compliance Services

Support all aspects of your cultural heritage needs with legal advice and negotiation

Negotiation of cultural heritage management plans and agreements
Advice on the implementation of cultural heritage agreements
Advice on proponent compliance with cultural heritage agreements and legislation
To attend meetings with the right people to accomplish outcomes for the group

Meeting Support

Support with facilitating cultural heritage meetings with proponent

Coordination of meetings with proponents
Assistance with agenda development and strategy
Logistical support for client attendance