Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Advisory Committee call for nominations

The NSW Government is inviting nominations from Aboriginal persons across New South Wales for the appointment of 5 members to the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Advisory Committee. Applications close on 26 March 2023.

We are seeking nominees who want to make a contribution to Aboriginal cultural heritage management and have experience working with other Aboriginal people to address significant cultural heritage management issues

Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Advisory Committee (ACHAC) advises the Minister for Environment and Heritage and the Department of Planning and Environment on matters relating to the identification, assessment and management of Aboriginal cultural heritage in New South Wales.

Nominations are invited from across the state to ensure broad cultural representation on the committee.

Submit your nomination

Submit your nomination form, attaching your resume, a brief cover letter (maximum 2 pages) detailing your skills and experience relevant to the role, and other supporting documents. 

Nomination form

Applications close at 11:59 pm on Sunday 26 March 2023

Your written consent to the nomination is required for your nomination to be accepted.

Nominations are invited to fill current and future vacancies that may arise.

Nominees must be:

  • nominees of Aboriginal elders groups
  • native title holders within the meaning of the Native Title Act 1993 of the Commonwealth or registered native title claimants
  • Aboriginal owners listed on the register under the Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983.

Your nomination must demonstrate:

  • your involvement in cultural heritage matters in your local community
  • your understanding of cultural heritage management issues.

As a Committee Member you will be expected to

  • actively contribute to the work of the Committee
  • provide effective and sound corporate governance
  • provide leadership, vision and strategic direction
  • provide innovative/new ways of thinking
  • promote and enhance the profile and integrity of ACHAC.

The Committee meets every 2 months in Parramatta, with an option for teleconferencing. Some out of session and/or off-site meetings may also be held.

The Committee members are remunerated in accordance with NSW Government guidelines. Travel and accommodation costs to attend meetings are covered by the Department of Planning and Environment.