AAPA provides the means by which Aboriginal Sacred Sites are protected through:
- The provision of information to the public about existing Sacred Sites data through abstracts of Authority records and access to the Registers maintained by the Authority; and
- Sacred Site avoidance surveys and the issuing of Authority Certificates for any proposals of development;
- The registration of Aboriginal sacred sites.
The following AAPA services can now be accessed online. Please view all relevant information for required service prior to submitting an application.
Request for Information
Submit a Request when purchasing property, beginning development, exploration or land clearing to find out if any Sacred Sites are currently registered or recorded in the location.
When you apply for an Authority Certificate, on-site consultations with Aboriginal custodians are carried out to identify and record any Sacred Sites in the area and any conditions to be observed to protect these sites during the conduct of works.
Register a Sacred Site
A Registered Sacred Site is given the highest protection in the NT. As a custodian of a Sacred Site you can request Site Registration and information you provide about the site will be presented to the AAPA Board for consideration.