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Australian Rock Art Research Association

Rock Art Preservation

Immovable Indigenous heritage, nearly all of which occurs in the form of rock art, is under severe threat from such factors as visitor pressure, natural deterioration and development, but most of all from poor planning and inadequate information about such material. We endeavour to facilitate the preservation of this irreplaceable cultural treasure by any means possible, including the support of research, through conducting specific public campaigns and political lobbying, through education and through the preparation of printed and digital information material. Funds are used exclusively for these purposes, under the direct supervision of the International Federation of Rock Art Organisations (IFRAO).

How will the funds be used?

Funds are used exclusively in conducting public campaigns, educational programs and research into the causes and amelioration of rock art deterioration. They may also be used in the creation of educational material, and in representations to such international bodies as UNESCO, the World Heritage Office or the World Monuments Fund. None of the funds are used for administration or salaries, office expenses or any other incidental costs.





Key Areas of Expenditure

Conducting meetings with international bodies and senior politicians or decision makers to influence policies.
Producing material for public education, in both printed and digital formats.
Holding free public exhibitions and conducting conferences.
  • Facilitating reconciliation through the repatriation of cultural heritage under threat.
  • Lobbying to influence politicians and major developers to avoid the destruction of traditional cultural heritage, particularly rock art and stone arrangements.
  • Research into deterioration of rock art and development of methods of palliative intervention.

Fundraise for this cause

Contact Details

3 Buxton Street

Are donations tax deductible?


Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, when Australian Rock Art Research Association is able