Shipwrecks and maritime archaeology

Heritage Victoria manages shipwreck sites and relics in Victoria.

We also manage maritime archaeological sites in Victorian coastal waters. These resources indicate the breadth of activity dedicated to preserving Victoria's precious maritime history.


Shipwreck protected zones

A small number of shipwrecks in Victoria's waters are protected by a shipwreck protected zone.

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Shipwreck FAQ

Frequently asked questions about protecting shipwreck heritage.

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Get involved in maritime archaeology

Maritime volunteers assist on maritime archaeology projects around Victoria.

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Shipwreck legislation

Legislation governing maritime heritage in Victoria.

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Shipwreck forms and guidelines

Find guidelines concerning public access to shipwrecks, and forms to assist people to report shipwrecks.

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Shipwreck stories and oral history

Read some of our archived shipwreck stories and listen to oral histories about the beginnings of diving in East Gippsland.
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Page last reviewed on 28 October 2014

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