Aboriginal Heritage Information Management System

The Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) maintains the Aboriginal Heritage Information Management System (AHIMS) which includes:

  • information about Aboriginal objects that have been reported to the Director General, Department of Premier and Cabinet

  • information about Aboriginal Places which have been declared by the Minister for the Environment to have special significance with respect to Aboriginal culture

  • archaeological reports.

AHIMS has operated since the 1970s, and as at June 2011 contained detailed information on 67,000 recorded sites and 10,700 archaeological and other Aboriginal heritage reports.

AHIMS is used by government, industry and heritage professionals who need the information for land-use planning, regulation and conservation management. It is also used by Aboriginal communities to help them manage, conserve and protect local sites and heritage. Some of the many reasons people and organisations require information from AHIMS is for natural resource management, cultural heritage assessments, archaeological surveys, development proposals, property purchases and oral history projects.

More information

  • AHIMS Policy - This policy document provides an overview of the manner in which OEH administers the AHIMS register.
  • What information is available from AHIMS? - Find out how to search information in AHIMS and how to login to AHIMS web services

Information about AHIMS for Aboriginal people and Aboriginal communities


Contact the AHIMS Registrar and staff to find out more.

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Page last updated: 29 August 2013