How to Contact the Aboriginal Heritage Office

Aboriginal Heritage Office
29 Lawrence St, Freshwater NSW 2096

MAY OPENING HOURS HAVE CHANGED. The museum will only be open intermittently during May and June. Please contact the office to organise a visit.

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.

AHO General Contacts during Business Hours

Phone: (02) 8495 5066 Mon-Fri (please email after hours)
Instagram Location: @aboriginalheritageoffice
For Education information, please email
For volunteer communication, please contact

The Aboriginal Heritage Office is closed outside of normal business hours and public holidays. For urgent enquiries, please contact Northern Beaches Council Customer Service on 1300 434 434 or via the website


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 []