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Financial support is available through the Queensland Museum Repatriation Fund for Aboriginal Peoples and Torres Strait Islanders to travel to the Queensland Museum in Brisbane to participate in the repatriation process.

Each application may be for up to $5,000. These funds may only be used to offset costs (up to an approved maximum amount) for flights, accommodation, meals, ground transport and additional expenses incurred while travelling to the Queensland Museum in Brisbane as part of the repatriation process.

How can communities apply for financial assistance through the Queensland Museum Repatriation Fund?

Aboriginal People and Torres Strait Islanders who would like to make a request for funding through the Queensland Museum Repatriation Fund are asked to follow the steps below:

  1. Contact Leonie Coghill (Manager, Repatriation) at leonie.coghill@qm.qld.gov.au
  2. Submit a request for repatriation in writing according to the Queensland Museum's Repatriation Policy
  3. After you have been notified that your request for repatriation has been endorsed by the Queensland Museum Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Consultative Committee (QMATSICC) and approved by the Board of the Queensland Museum, submit a completed Repatriation Fund Travel Allowance Request Form. This lists all people travelling to the Queensland Museum, their itineraries and all costs associated with their travel.
  4. After you have been notified that your travel allowance request has been approved, you can book travel to Brisbane to visit the Queensland Museum as part of the repatriation process.

You can find more information at the Queensland Museum’s Cultures and Histories Repatriation Program page.















The Queensland Museum has a responsibility to ensure that the request for repatriation is appropriate and supported by all relevant people, and will consult with the appropriate community concerning their wishes about the method whereby Ancestral Remains, Burial Goods and Secret and/or Sacred Objects shall be returned.

At all times, the Queensland Museum will value the expertise of Aboriginal Peoples and Torres Strait Islanders in advising about their cultural heritage and will liaise with community groups, organisations, family groups, and individuals in this process.

Aboriginal Peoples and Torres Strait Islanders who would like to discuss repatriation of material should contact Manager, Repatriation at leonie.coghill@qm.qld.gov.au.