What the AHO Offers
The Aboriginal Heritage Office offers a wide range of free services to the community and staff of partner Councils.
Education Centre and Keeping Place
The Aboriginal Heritage Office is located in Northbridge and the museum and keeping place is open to the public. Anyone is welcome to visit, including school groups and others. The meeting / training room is also available for use by Councils and community groups of the partner Councils – just contact the AHO to make a booking.
Open: Monday to Friday, 9.00-4.30pm, Entry Free
The AHO provides free presentations, walks, talks and other activities for schools within a partner Council boundary, subject to staff availability. The program is designed to inform students (Year 3 and up) about the Aboriginal history and heritage of the local area and how to view the local landscape from an Indigenous perspective. Download our Schools Brochure.
Community Walks and Talks
Presentations, talks and guided walks of all kinds are catered for by AHO staff. Whether it is an Aboriginal site tour, a bush tucker walk or a women only event, the AHO can assist. Check the ‘What’s On‘ section to find out what’s coming up near you soon.
Training is provided to Council staff in Aboriginal Sites Awareness. There are specific courses for outdoor staff, planning and assessment staff and others.
The AHO provides assistance to partner Councils and residents in efforts to protect Aboriginal sites in the area. This includes strategic planning issues, DA referrals, and conservation management.
Meetings and Community Events
The AHO has a meeting room that can be used by local community groups, partner Councils and so on, subject to availability. The AHO is the venue for weekly drop-in meditation classes by the Northbridge Meditation Group, affiliated with Vajrayana Institute, Ashfield, a Buddhist centre in the Tibetan Mahayana tradition of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Contact the AHO for details of the current schedule or check out ‘What’s On‘ for upcoming events.