Cultural material bought in Australia or overseas are protected by laws. Our role is to help you make sure that you buy, sell, import or export cultural objects legally.
Cultural material is an important part of a nation's identity. It includes art works and historical artefacts such as, technology and antiques and natural objects, such as fossils and skeletal remains.
Trade and exchange of cultural material enhances our appreciation of cultural diversity; it can also affect a nation's cultural heritage.