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

Pentridge apartments

6 January 2016

Late submissions on Pentridge apartment permit will be considered.

Living Heritage

21 October 2015

A new initiative is providing a snapshot of the condition of the state's heritage.

Audit Toolkit

21 October 2015

Heritage Victoria is developing 'toolkits' for Heritage audits.

Page last reviewed on 20 July 2015

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