Aboriginal Heritage Our Early Beginnings

Biosis is a leader in the provision of specialist Aboriginal heritage consulting services in Australia.

Aboriginal archaeological objects, sites and places provide rich cultural links to the history of humans in Australia and are therefore protected by local, state and territory and Commonwealth government legislation. Full archaeological field surveys, significance assessments and mitigation measures are now required for most major developments.

The Biosis team of heritage professionals and archaeologists can manage your complex methodological, legislative and consultation requirements for Aboriginal Heritage compliance across Australia. Our heritage services include CHMP and Risk Assessment advice for Aboriginal Heritage, Archeology and Anthropology. Biosis prides itself on achieving best practice outcomes to the standards of Australia International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) and the Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists (AACAI).

Biosis Aboriginal Heritage Services include:

  • Aboriginal cultural heritage management plans
  • surveys and excavations
  • risk assessment to cultural heritage / impact statement
  • archaeological and cultural landscape significance assessments
  • preparation of archaeological zoning plans
  • impact and risk minimisation strategies
  • management plans for cultural heritage sites
  • compliance assessments (consents and permits, EPBC)
  • site monitoring
  • Aboriginal community consultation
  • community-based heritage and social value studies

Biosis Specialist Aboriginal Heritage Services include:

  • Aboriginal and Historic Heritage Advice – Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006 and Victorian Heritage Act 1995
  • Aboriginal stone tool analysis
  • cultural heritage inductions and induction toolkits
  • cultural heritage implications in environmental management
  • cultural landscape assessment
  • heritage management plans
  • human remains analysis and burial location
  • longwall mine subsidence impact
  • salvage compliance
  • shell analysis, coastal middens and marine fauna analysis
  • social value and intangible heritage assessments
  • traditional values recordings
  • traditional owner workshops