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The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage Protection Act 1984 (ATSIHP Act) can protect areas and objects that are of particular significance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
The ATSIHP Act allows the Minister for the Environment and Water to make a declaration to protect an area, object or class of objects from a threat of injury or desecration.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people or their representatives can apply to protect a specified area or objects under the ATSIHP Act.
Read the Guide to learn more about making an application under the ATSIHP Act.
Use the application form to submit an application to protect a specified area or object.
For more information, email email@example.com or phone the Indigenous Heritage emergency hotline on 1800 571 242.