Archaeological Excavations

Leaders in providing all aspects of cultural heritage management.

Archaeological Excavations

At Archaeological Excavations we aim to discover, develop, and deliver innovative heritage management solutions by linking industry, government, and community. We work in Aboriginal and historic archaeology as well as cultural heritage.

Our Archaeological Excavation Team

The team at Archaeological Excavations has extensive experience in providing high-level professional service. As one of the few consultancies with large earthmoving and sieving equipment, Archaeological Excavations is the most time-efficient salvage consultancy in the industry.

Skilled Heritage Advisors

We are skilled heritage advisors focusing on stakeholder engagement and relationship building, ensuring legislative compliance, and producing timely and accurate advice and reports. All our work is based on extensive research, archaeological surveys and excavation, developing management plans and implementation through close collaboration, and education no matter how big or small the project is.   

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners on whose land we work and we pay our respects to the Elders: past, present and emerging. Archaeological Excavations Pty Ltd acknowledges the Wurundjeri people on whose land our office resides.

We are based out of Western Australia & Victoria

Archaeological Excavations is based out of Western Australia and Victoria. We are dedicated to assisting our clients in meeting the requirements set in Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972(WA) and Victoria’s legal framework. We understand how important it is to preserve and respect Aboriginal Cultural Heritage and minimise the negative impacts on sites in Western Australia and Victoria.

Our Services

Cultural Heritage Management Plans (CHMPs)

Reports prepared by Heritage Advisors to assess the potential impact of proposed activities and outlining the measures to manage and protect Aboriginal cultural heritage.

Cultural Heritage Salvage

The excavation and collections of any cultural material located in archaeological sites that are to be impacted by development works.

Cultural Heritage Inductions and Repatriations

Cultural training undertaken before construction works. Repatriations occur once the archaeological excavation and artefact analysis is completed.

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Aboriginal and Historical Heritage Assessments

Overviews of the archaeological sensitivity and potential sensitivity of an area that include the
survey of areas and the results of previous investigations.

Heritage Surveys

The location and recording of the values of cultural heritage places over an area that allow for effective heritage management.

Heavy Machinery for Excavations

Fleet of heavy machinery, excavators, and mechanical sieves.


Below is some information on projects Archaeological Excavations has worked on


The salvage program in Winter Valley was sponsored ahead of the construction of a retirement village complex, Winter Valley Lifestyle Village.


The project involved an inland port at Lyndhurst as proposed by Salta Properties. The development would bring freight from Melbourne Harbour by rail to Lyndhurst where it would then be dispatched to trucks. The project aims to solve the issue of inner-city traffic congestion and provide greater opportunities for imports and exports in the southeast of Melbourne as it provides an alternative to road-based container transfer.

Drysdale Bypass

Drysdale Bypass is Bellarine Peninsula’s biggest road infrastructure project. Running 6 km from Jetty Road to the north of Whitcombes Road, the project involved the construction of four new traffic lanes separated by a central median, along with the construction of intersections, roundabouts and traffic lights.