Aboriginal Heritage Act 1988 (SA)

Indigenous heritage in South Australia is protected by the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1988 (SA) (Act).

The responsible Minister for the Act is the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation.

The Act is managed by the South Australian Department of the Premier and Cabinet.

Under the Act, the Minister’s functions include protecting and preserving Aboriginal sites, objects and remains, searching for Aboriginal sites or objects, and researching Aboriginal heritage (s.5).

In carrying out these functions, the Minister must consider relevant recommendations of the State Aboriginal Heritage Committee.