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 it means for a place or object to be registered on the Victorian Heritage Register and how to get a certificate to verify whether your property is or isn't 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

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.

Page last reviewed on 7 October 2014

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