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

War Cemetery on Register

25 August 2015

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

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.

Stronger protection for Victoria's heritage

22 June 2015

A state-wide review into the Heritage Act 1995 has been launched to better protect Victoria's State-significant buildings and objects.

Page last reviewed on 20 July 2015

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