Aboriginal heritage assessment of ID:38904 (Busselton Wetlands)

Closed 10 Sep 2021

Opened 11 Aug 2021


Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972
Notice of Assessment

The Aboriginal Cultural Material Committee (ACMC) will assess Aboriginal heritage place ID 38904, being the Busselton Wetlands, as its meeting on 14 September 2021.

The Busselton Wetlands have importance and significance primarily due to its mythological association with the Wagyl Creation Spirit. 

Map of Busselton Wetlands (PDF 2MB)

Property owners with land interests that adjoin or intersect any part of the Busselton Wetlands are invited to provide comments that may be relevant to the Committee’s consideration of this matter.

There will be no impacts to land ownership or access as a result of the Committee’s assessment. However, any future activities that are likely to damage, excavate or alter the associated rivers, their banks, wetlands and tributaries may require approval under the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972.

Submissions can be made by completing the online feedback form (link at the foot of this page)

or by email to registrar@dplh.wa.gov.au

or by post to:
Registrar of Aboriginal Sites
Locked Bag 2506
Perth WA 6001.

The closing date for written submissions is Friday 10 September 2021. Late submissions will not be considered.

Please direct any general queries on the assessment to (08) 6552 4080.

Fact sheet (PDF 205KB)

The Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972 (AHA) is the State’s legislative instrument for the preservation and protection of Aboriginal heritage in Western Australia.


  • South West Region


  • Residents
  • Business Operators
  • Land Owners
  • Community Organisations


  • Aboriginal heritage