Australian Heritage Strategy - public submissions (2012)


Public consultation

The Australian Government released the Public Consultation Paper for comment on 15 April 2012. Comments closed on 15 June 2012.

Ninety-seven submissions were received. The matters raised in the submissions will be considered in the ongoing development of the Australian Heritage Strategy.

Overall most submissions were received from individuals and groups involved in historic heritage, with some from individuals and groups involved in indigenous or natural heritage, and conveyed a depth of community commitment to heritage, with diverse views about what 'heritage' is.

Issues discussed in public submissions to date have included:

  • achieving clarity about core issues, including what heritage is and who is involved in heritage
  • the challenges facing Indigenous heritage particularly, as well as natural and historic heritage
  • identifying priorities for the identification, protection, management, communication and leadership of heritage across Australia.


Submissions 1-10 (ZIP - 5.88 MB)

Submissions 11-20 (ZIP - 4.6 MB)

Submissions 22-30 (ZIP - 2.84 MB)

Submissions 31-40 (ZIP - 1.72 MB)

Submissions 41-50 (ZIP - 8.17 MB)

Submissions 51-60 (ZIP - 3.75 MB)

Submissions 61-70 (ZIP - 6.06 MB)

Submissions 71-80 (ZIP - 10.1 MB)

Submissions 81-90 (ZIP - 8.54 MB)

Submissions 91-95 (ZIP - 3.94 MB)


Responsibility for copyright in submissions resides with the author(s), not with the Department.


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Formats and accessibility

The Department has made every effort to ensure submissions provided are as accessible as possible. If you have difficulty accessing the information provided and need further assistance, please email