Leah Tepper
Senior Heritage Consultant/Team Leader, Archaeology (Melbourne)


Leah is a heritage specialist and archaeologist.

Her expertise lies in the preparation and delivery of cultural heritage management plans, cultural heritage due diligence assessments, salvage reports and heritage assessments. Leah is a listed Heritage Advisor under the Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006 (Vic) and is passionate about community and stakeholder consultation and engagement. She also specialises in built heritage assessments and archival recordings.

Leah has over nine years’ experience in the cultural heritage industry in Australia. She has coordinated a variety of large and complex cultural heritage projects throughout Victoria. Leah has consulted with federal, state and local stakeholders, as well as private and commercial clients.

Leah has a good knowledge of heritage legislation, particularly the Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006 and Heritage Act 2017 and the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.

Leah has extensive experience with site surveys and assessments; hand and mechanical subsurface testing and salvage programs; Indigenous and historic artefact analysis; and recording of Indigenous places, historical sites and built sites.

Prior to joining GML, Leah worked as a consultant archaeologist for Biosis, project managing cultural heritage assessments, management plans and impact assessments.


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‘Heritage is about culture. Not only the things we want to keep, but a much deeper reflection of who we are and what we value in our lives and communities.’


Honours (First Class), La Trobe University

Bachelor of Archaeology, La Trobe University

Summer School in Building Conservation


Professional Affiliations

Member, Australia ICOMOS

Associate Member AACAI

Member, National Trust of Australia (Vic)