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

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".

Page last reviewed on 14 January 2015

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