A New Database on Aboriginal Culture and Heritage Sites is Now Available

19 May 2020

A New Database on Aboriginal Culture and Heritage Sites is Now Available

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) is pleased to announce that a new database on registered sites of Aboriginal culture and heritage significance, is now available to Local Aboriginal Land Councils.

The Aboriginal Heritage Information Management Systems (AHIMS) contains detailed information on over 93,000 registered sites of Aboriginal culture and heritage significance across NSW.

Local Aboriginal Land Councils can access AHIMS via the NSWALC Geographical Information System (GIS) mapping-tool.

LALCs will be able to see all recorded sites and places of Aboriginal culture and heritage significance within their Council boundary.

This follows an agreement between NSWALC and the NSW Government for the dataset to be hosted and regularly updated in the GIS mapping tool. 

The AHIMS Database is one of the many outcomes NSWALC seeks to deliver to LALCs, to assist with growing sustainable and proactive culture and heritage programs to support culturally strong and resilient communities.

The NSW Government will continue to administer the AHIMS database as prescribed in the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974. This will include registering new sites, answering enquiries and maintaining site-cards.

If you would like more information about the AHIMS database, please contact the AHIMS team on 02 9585 6345 or ahims@environment.nsw.gov.au or click here to access the AHIMS Fact Sheet.

For information on the GIS mapping tool, please contact the NSWALC Land and Property Unit on 02 9689 4444 or lpu@alc.org.au.