S23 Applications

Before making a determination, giving an authorisation or declaring by regulation a site or object under the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1988, the Premier, as the Minister responsible for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation, must take all reasonable steps to consult with:

  • The State Aboriginal Heritage Committee; and
  • Any Aboriginal organisation, Traditional Owners and other Aboriginal people that, in opinion of the Minister, have an interest in the matter.

Current applications:

Section 29 (1) (a) and (b) -  Consultation

The Premier of South Australia (the ‘Premier’) has received an Application from Theodore Bruce Auctions Pty Ltd (the ‘Applicant’) pursuant to section 29(1)(a) and (b) of the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1988 (the Act) seeking the Premier’s Authorisation for the sale by auction of 124 Aboriginal objects, by lots, and their removal from South Australia (SA) where the buyer is from outside SA.

Information Pack

Community Information Pack (5MB, PDF)


Written, verbal and email submissions are now invited from traditional owners, and Aboriginal people with an interest in this matter.

Submissions must be received no later than 5pm (SA time), Monday, 6 August 2018.


  • Download: Aboriginal Heritage Act 1988 (193.9 KB PDF)