Survey costs

Information detailing the potential costs involved in an Aboriginal heritage survey when using the Noongar Standard Heritage Agreement.

Schedule 5 of the NSHA sets out the costs usually involved in an Aboriginal heritage survey including:

  • Aboriginal Heritage Service Providers
  • archaeologists
  • Aboriginal consultants
  • conduct of fieldwork
  • travel expenses.

See Schedule 5 of the Noongar Standard Heritage Agreement for the rates which include reference to the Consumer Price Indexation (CPI). CPI is varied annually; see the Australian Bureau of Statistics for the CPI for the relevant year.

The rate for Aboriginal Heritage Consultants was originally specified to be $500 (maximum) plus CPI. From August 2020 the total sum including CPI increases is calculated at $526.78 as shown to the right.

Page last reviewed 10 September 2020
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