Section 18 Notices

Where land users conclude that impact to a site is unavoidable, the Minister's consent may be sought under Section 18 of the AHA to impact the Aboriginal site by giving notice to the ACMC.

Section 18 Notice form

The declarant at the end of the form must be the land owner/proponent or a duly authorised representative of the owner (normally a senior officer of the company) or person authorised in writing by the owner to act as their agent. 

If this is incorrect you will be requested to resubmit the form with the correct details.

Please note: Section 18 Notices are to be lodged by 5pm. Notices received after this time will automatically proceed to the next close of submission date for the following ACMC meeting. 

Notice to the ACMC

The ACMC meets once every month as per the dates specified in the ACMC Meeting Dates. This table also provides details on the closing and advertising dates for Section 18 Notices and Section 16 Application.

The department publishes Section 18 Notices for possible consideration at upcoming ACMC meetings and the final list to be considered two weeks prior to the meeting on its website. This information is also provided to Native Title Representative Bodies. 

Supporting documents

Key links

Note:When the intended land use is deemed by the Environmental Protection Authority to be a significant proposal, the Minister's consent must be deferred until the Environmental Protection Act 1986 Part IV assessment is complete.

Page last reviewed 26 November 2020
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