Call for Members – Community Advisory Committee

27 November

The Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority (PAHSMA) is responsible for the conservation and management of the Port Arthur Historic Site and the Coal Mines Historic Site on the Tasman Peninsula, and the Female Factory Historic Site in Hobart. These heritage sites comprise buildings, structures, artefacts, and records, dating mainly from the convict period. The Sites are all places of cultural and historic significance and are listed on the Tasmanian Heritage Register and the National Heritage List. The sites are three of the eleven historic sites that together form the Australian Convict Sites World Heritage property. The Port Arthur Historic Site is a major destination for local, interstate, and international visitors and tourists.

In 2009 PAHSMA established a Local Community Advisory Committee to assist with our management of the Port Arthur and Coal Mines Historic Sites. The aims of the Committee include the promotion and facilitation of an exchange of information between the Community and PAHSMA, and to provide an avenue for the Tasman Peninsula Community to discuss local issues, views and concerns.  A separate committee has been established for the Cascades Female Factory.

The PAHSMA Board is calling for nominations from interested individuals or representatives of groups who wish to contribute to the management and conservation of the Port Arthur and Coal Mines Historic Sites. Examples of such groups and individuals might include:

  • Residents
  • Business interests
  • Tourism interests
  • Local fishing interests
  • Local Heritage interests (both natural and cultural)
  • Local government
  • Staff representative
  • Any other person/interest group who can demonstrate a significant interest

Nominations should detail the way in which the nominee can represent the broad perspectives of the community and can bring to the Committee knowledge of the opinions and concerns of community members and groups.  If the nominee is the representative of a group, then a formal letter of support from the group should also be provided.

Nominations (marked confidential) should be addressed to:

Sharon Sullivan, AO
Chair, PAHSMA Board
Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority

Nominations close on Wednesday 27 November 2019 and can be either mailed to the address above or emailed to

If you have any questions, please contact Jane Harrington on 6251 2330 or

Click here to download the Committee Terms of Reference