Aboriginal cultural heritage

Byron Shire Council recognises the Bundjalung of Byron Bay Arakwal people, the Minjungbal people and the Widjabul people as Traditional Owners and custodians for parts of the Byron Shire. 

Protection and preservation of Aboriginal cultural heritage and the broader environment is very important to Aboriginal people.  Byron Shire Council is committed to working with Aboriginal custodians within the Shire to protect places of cultural significance.

Aboriginal places and objects are an important part of the rich heritage of Byron Shire, providing links to culture, environment and knowledge for local Aboriginal communities.

In NSW the principal laws which govern Aboriginal heritage matters are:

More information is also provided on the Heritage NSW website