Changes to Victoria’s Cultural Heritage Legislation: Amendments to Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006 and Regulations 2007

Biosis, in partnership with stakeholders, are running information sessions on recent changes to Victoria’s Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006 and the Aboriginal Heritage Regulations 2007. Our presenters will explore a range of planning and development issues and how the recent changes through the Aboriginal Heritage Amendment Act may affect your projects and approvals process.

Whether you are a decision maker or applicant, recent changes to the approval process will have a direct impact on your interaction with indigenous heritage legislation.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Amendments to CHMPs
  • Review of new timelines and costs
  • Changing role of Traditional Owners and Registered Aboriginal Parties
  • Land Use Management Agreements
  • Cultural Heritage Permits
  • Preliminary Aboriginal Heritage Tests and Due Diligence Assessments
  • New triggers and exemptions
  • New stop the clock provisions
  • Activity Advisory Groups
  • Changes to the Traditional Owner Settlement Act 2010
  • Practice notes/Guidelines
  • Fees
  • Case studies.

Information Session

The following formation sessions are planned within Victoria

Port Melbourne – Thursday 13 October 2016

Wodonga – Thursday 20 October 2016

Shepparton – Thursday 27 October 2016

Bendigo – Thursday 3 November 2016

Portland – Tuesday 15 November 2016

Traralgon – Tuesday 15 November 2016

Port Melbourne – Tuesday 22 November 2016

Ballarat – Thursday 24 November 2016

All sessions are free of charge, and will run from 9:30am to 12:00pm, including morning tea.

To register, please send an email to, indicating which session you plan to attend, your contact details and any special dietary requirements. If other people in your organisation would also like to attend, please indicate this in your email, and we will let you know if additional places are available.

Following registration, we will send a confirmation email.

We look forward to seeing you at one of our sessions.