The Aboriginal Heritage Information Management System (AHIMS) contains records of Aboriginal Places and objects, referred to as Aboriginal sites.
There are 3 ways Aboriginal sites can be recorded in AHIMS:
- mobile phone app
- desktop platform (quarantine station)
- PDF form.
We prefer information to be submitted using options 1 or 2.
These recording formats meet professional standards for archaeological records of sites. They also respect the rights of Aboriginal people to control their information within AHIMS. Other recording forms and formats will not be accepted.
To maintain information standards and security, there is no direct link between these recording methods and AHIMS. Site cards are used to record Aboriginal sites in NSW. Before site cards and records are included in AHIMS they are reviewed by Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC) staff.
Currently, Aboriginal sites are recorded by heritage professionals in collaboration with local Aboriginal communities and/or DPC staff.