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

New Heritage Act

6 April 2017

A new Heritage Act will come in to force on 1 November 2017.

Living Heritage Grants

24 March 2017

Successful applicants in the first contested round of Victoria's Living Heritage Grants Program have been announced.

Wesley finds

22 March 2017

Some of Melbourne's oldest archaeological finds from the earliest days of European settlement have been uncovered in Lonsdale Street.

Page last reviewed on 6 July 2016

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