About heritage in Victoria

There are different levels of protection for Victoria's cultural heritage.

These resources explain the difference between the Heritage Council of Victoria and Heritage Victoria; state and local listing of heritage places in Victoria; and various local, national and international laws and other protections for cultural heritage.


  • Heritage Council of Victoria

    Heritage Council of Victoria, as an independent statutory authority, is the State's main decision-making body on cultural (non-Indigenous) heritage issues.

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  • About Heritage at DELWP

    Heritage Victoria is the Victorian State Government's principal cultural (non-Indigenous) heritage agency.

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  • Legislation and other protections for cultural heritage

    Policy and legislation regarding heritage in Victoria.

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  • Heritage listings explained

    Learn more about local and state listing of heritage places and objects.

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  • Heritage Compliance

    Discover the penalties for heritage infringements.

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Page last reviewed on 19 July 2016

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