To apply for an Aboriginal heritage impact permit (AHIP) you will first need to conduct an investigation to identify what Aboriginal cultural heritage will be harmed by a proposed activity. Once this assessment has been made and if harm cannot be avoided, you should apply for an AHIP.
An AHIP can be issued by the Chief Executive of the Department under Part 6 of the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 (NPW Act) where harm to an Aboriginal object or Aboriginal Place cannot be avoided. Section 90 of the NPW Act relates specifically to AHIPs. An AHIP can be issued, transferred, varied, surrendered, revoked or suspended.