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.

  1. View Further Information 
  2. Download Applicant Guide
  3. Enter AAPA Online  here
    *Recommendation:
    Use Google Chrome for AAPA Online

Authority Certificates

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.

  1. View Further Information
  2. Download Applicant Guide
  3. Enter AAPA Online here
    *Recommendation:
    Use Google Chrome for AAPA Online

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.

  1. View Further Information 
  2. Download Application Form 
  3. Report Site Damage
  • COVID-19 restrictions causing delays to the delivery of AAPA’s services.

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  • Closure of Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority (AAPA) over the 2021 Christmas holidays

    The Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority offices and online services will be closed over the Christmas and New Year period from Monday, 27 December 2021 to Mon

  • AAPA Media Release - Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority v Director of National Parks

    Media Release Date: 8 October 2021