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Sacred Sites

A sacred site might be a tree, a hill, a waterhole, a range of mountains, or any other natural feature of the landscape that is significant according to Aboriginal tradition. It is important to remember that some sacred sites are considered dangerous by Aboriginal people, and are subject to strict access conditions. Other sacred sites might be restricted to men or women only. All Aboriginal sacred sites in the Territory are protected under the Sacred Sites Act. The Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority (AAPA) is the body established under the Act to be responsible for the protection of sacred sites throughout the Territory.

For more information contact Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority (AAPA)