Site registration enhances the protection of sacred sites. Registering a sacred site establishes its status with comprehensive information that is required by law and makes it easier to prosecute any offences committed in relation to that site. It establishes clear boundaries, details the features and traditions that make the site sacred and identifies the Aboriginal custodians of the site. Secret and sensitive material about the site is protected and not made available to the public.
For custodians, the site registration process offers greater protection for sacred sites. Any member of the public viewing the Register of Sacred Sites will see the location and boundary of registered sacred sites. The comprehensive level of information held by the Authority on Registered scared sites results in more effective conditions within Authority Certificates.
Custodians can request that their sites be registered by downloading the Site Registration application form here »