Under Section 146 of the Heritage Act 1977 you must notify us if you uncover a relic:
- that was not identified or considered in the supporting documents for a section 140 or section 60 approval
- that is unexpectedly uncovered when there is no section 140 excavation permit or section 60 approval in place
- when a section 139(4) exception is being used
You may need to do additional assessment and be granted approval before the work or activity can continue in the affected area, depending on the nature of the discovery.
How to notify
Depending on your situation, there are 2 different ways you can notify us:
- If you unintentionally or unexpectedly uncover a relic that was not identified or considered in the supporting documents for a section 140 or section 60 approval, or where no approval is in place, notify us online.