Areas of Cultural Heritage Sensitivity
Under the Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006 a Cultural Heritage Management Plan is required if all or part of the proposed activity is in an area of culture heritage sensitivity, and all, or part of the activity is a high impact activity. Areas of cultural heritage sensitivity are registered Aboriginal cultural heritage places, as well as landforms and land categories that are generally regarded as more likely to contain Aboriginal cultural heritage.
The maps provided on the website are intended to assist users to identify areas of cultural heritage sensitivity, as prescribed in Part 2, Division 3 of the Aboriginal Heritage Regulations 2007. Users are advised that these maps provide indicative information about the location and extent of areas of cultural heritage sensitivity.
Decisions about the need to prepare a Cultural Heritage Management Plan in relation to a proposed activity should be made with reference to the Aboriginal Heritage regulations.
For a better understanding of the CHMP process read:
Map of Victoria - Areas of Cultural Heritage Sensitivity
1:100,000 map sheet seriesClick on the link to view the Victoria statewide map showing the 1:100,000 map index (PDF 273 KB)
The 1:100,000 map sheet series are colour coded by region. Select the region you require and follow the link to the individual maps which are listed alphabetically with their index number. Information on these maps is current to July 2011.
It is planned that ACHRIS, the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Register and Information System, will be able to provide access to maps to members of the public at some point in the future. In the meantime, you can search for the property on the Planning Maps online tool which also displays the existence of Aboriginal cultural heritage sensitivity. Go to the 'Build Map' tab to the left of the map and check the box under 'Areas of Aboriginal Cultural Heritage'. However, this information can be up to three months old. If current information is needed, you will need to obtain this from the Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Register. You can find more information about this on the Who may access the Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Register page.
Looking for the Maps of Registered Aboriginal Parties?To find the maps, boundary descriptions and contact details of Aboriginal Parties registered by the Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Council or applicants currently before the Council see our pages on: