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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.

Heritage recognition

31 January 2017

Australia Day award for head of Heritage Victoria.

From the Deep

3 January 2017

'From the Deep', the first exhibition of items from Heritage Victoria's extensive collection, is now live on Google Cultural Institute.

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.

Protecting Heritage Icons

9 May 2016

Her Majesty's Theatre, Ballarat, has received the first grant under a $30 million allocation from this year's State Budget  for restoring heritage buildings, the largest financial boost from a state government into Victoria's heritage sites.

Audit Toolkit

21 October 2015

Heritage Victoria is developing 'toolkits' for Heritage audits.

Living Heritage

21 October 2015

A new initiative has provided a snapshot of the condition of the state's heritage.

Wreck anniversary

14 October 2015

Divers will have the opportunity to visit one of Victoria's significant shipwrecks over two weekends near the 150th anniversary of the collision which led to its sinking.

Amended protection

25 August 2015

The house where Ned Kelly lived as a child is one of several recently amended heritage registration designed to provide greater protection for these places.

War Cemetery on Register

25 August 2015

The first foreign war cemetery established in Australia has been added to the Victorian Heritage Register.

Artefacts from Community Dig

20 May 2015

See what was unearthed during an excavation of the Thomas Mill in the Plenty Gorge Park.

Digital Boost for VHD

27 April 2015

A trove of information about Victoria's history is now available to smartphones, tablets and computers, highlighting the significance of almost 80,000 historic assets.

Shipwreck uncovered

19 January 2015

It is 159 years since a recently discovered shipwreck occurred on the beach near Cape Liptrap, leading to a three day trek through rugged scrub to the nearest settlement for four crew members.

Looking after War Memorials

13 January 2015

The second in a series of workshops to help care for our war memorials and honour rolls will be held in Melbourne on 20 February with others planned for across the state.

100 Places for 100 Years mobile app launched

15 October 2014

Access the state's war heritage and history through the new mobile app "100 Places for 100 Years".

Houses Awards 'House in a Heritage Context' joint winners announced

14 August 2014

Heritage Council, the sponsors of the 'House in a Heritage Context' award, are proud to announce the joint winners for 2014: Kennedy Nolan for Westgarth House, and Jackson Clements Burrows for Middle Park House.

Volunteer award

29 April 2014

A pipe organ expert and enthusiast who has advised on the restoration of some of the country's most significant organs over the past 40 years is the winner of this year's heritage volunteer award.

Beneath the Waves at Gallipoli

25 March 2014

This year's Heritage address at Melbourne Museum from 6 pm on Monday, 14 April, 2014, will feature a presentation by Tim Smith, a leading maritime archaeology practitioner and the Executive Director of Heritage Victoria, about his work with underwater cultural heritage around the World War One battlefields.

App updated

9 January 2014

Vic-Heritage, the award winning iPhone app that enables users to locate places on the Victorian Heritage Register, has been re-released, updated for iOS7 and iPhone 5.

Page last reviewed on 7 October 2014

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