Site Protection Fact Sheet 1 – Using the Law to Protect Aboriginal sites in NSW

This Fact Sheet outlines the main laws for the protection of Aboriginal heritage in NSW, and some of the options Aboriginal communities and Local Aboriginal Land Councils (LALCs) can use to apply for protection of cultural sites and areas. A summary table is also provided.


We pay our respects to the Traditional Owners of the lands where we work as well as across the lands we travel through. We also acknowledge our Elders past, present and emerging.

Artwork Credit: Craig Cromelin, from a painting he did titled, "4 favourite fishing holes". It is a snippet of his growing years on the Lachlan River, featuring yabby, turtle, fish and family.