Indigenous Heritage in Tasmania is protected primarily by the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1975 (Tas) (Aboriginal Heritage Act). The Aboriginal Heritage Act establishes a scheme for the protection of Aboriginal relics (which are broadly defined to include objects, places and sites). The Aboriginal Heritage Act is administered by the Minister for Heritage through Aboriginal Heritage Tasmania in the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (Department).
Indigenous heritage, which is in or on reserved land, may also be protected by the National Parks and Reserves Management Act 2002 (Tas) (NPRM Act), which provides for broader management of reserved lands. The NPRM Act is administered by the Minister for Crown Lands in the Department.