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.
Frequently asked questions about protecting shipwreck heritage.
Get involved in maritime archaeology
Maritime volunteers assist on maritime archaeology projects around Victoria.
Legislation governing maritime heritage in Victoria.
Shipwreck forms and guidelines
Find guidelines concerning public access to shipwrecks, and forms to assist people to report shipwrecks.
Shipwreck stories and oral historyRead some of our archived shipwreck stories and listen to oral histories about the beginnings of diving in East Gippsland.