Find out about how our cultural heritage places and objects are protected.

About heritage in Victoria

Learn about the heritage system in Victoria including the difference between Heritage Victoria and the Heritage Council of Victoria.

Registration and Certificates

Discover what inclusion in the Victorian Heritage Register means and how to get a certificate to verify whether or not your property is registered.


Permits help protect the important features of heritage places and objects on the Victorian Heritage Register.

Historical archaeology

Historical archaeological sites are an irreplaceable record of the State's non-Indigenous settlement, growth and change.

Local government

These resources will help explain the role of local government in protecting heritage places and objects, and provide tools for local government staff to protect local heritage.

Maritime archaeology

These resources indicate the breadth of activity dedicated to preserving Victoria’s precious maritime history.

News and Events

Polly Woodside grant

3 October 2016

The Planning Minister has announced a $500,000 heritage grant for urgent conservation works on the Polly Woodside.

Living Heritage Grants

10 August 2016

Applications have closed for the first round of the Living Heritage Grants program.

Murtoa Grant

21 June 2016

An $80,000 grant for vital conservation work at the Murtoa No 1 Grain Store has been provided as part of the Australian Government's Protecting National Historic Sites Program.

Page last reviewed on 6 July 2016

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