How to Contact the Aboriginal Heritage Office

The Aboriginal Heritage Office has moved from Manly to Freshwater (just north of Manly), to:

29 Lawrence St, Freshwater, near Oliver Street.

The office and Museum & Keeping Place is  open on Wednesdays from 13th July 2022.

As the situation with COVID is fluid, please keep an eye out for changes. We will update the website with opening times.

Please feel welcome to contact us for information or issues related to Aboriginal Heritage matters in any of the partner council areas.  We may have already answered your question – have a look at our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Please note: the AHO is not able to endorse Aboriginality.
See our
Frequently Asked Questions

See contact details below or use our contact form.

During COVID time emails are easier for us to respond to than phone messages. Thank you for your patience.

Phil Hunt Acting Manger
Aboriginal Heritage Manager
Phone: (02) 0403239404 Mon-Fri (please email after hours)
Instagram Location: @aboriginalheritageoffice
For Education information, please email
For volunteer communication, please contact



There is a small car park behind 27  Lawrence St and a larger car park behind this (3hr limit).


From the City: Bus E65 from City Wynyard to South Curl Curl, exiting at Oliver St near Lawrence St.

From Manly: Bus 136 or 139 from East Esplanade.

From Chatswood: Bus 136 direct, or 144 to Neutral Bay then E65 towards South Curl Curl;, or 283 to Forestville then 136 towards Manly.

From North Sydney: Bus 230 to Neutral Bay then E65 towards South Curl Curl, or E54 to Brookvale then E69/139 towards Manly.

From Gordon/Roseville: Train T1 to Wynyard Station then Bus E65 towards South Curl Curl, or Train T1 to Chatswood Station then Bus E65.

From Dee Why/Northern Beaches: Bus 199 or 136 towards Manly.

From Strathfield: Train T1 to Wynyard Station then Bus E65 towards South Curl Curl.


Ferries go between Manly and Sydney city regularly (Circular Quay to Manly Wharf).

For more information on transport options in the area, visit the NSW Transport Line on 131 500 or []