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

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.

Artefacts from Community Dig

20 May 2015

See what was unearthed during an excavation of the Thomas Mill in the Plenty Gorge Park.

Digital Boost for VHD

27 April 2015

A trove of information about Victoria's history is now available to smartphones, tablets and computers, highlighting the significance of almost 80,000 historic assets.

Page last reviewed on 20 July 2015

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