Heritage advisors are located within local council planning departments and provide advice to residents and property owners who want to alter, extend or demolish heritage places, eg a:

  • house
  • commercial building
  • public building
  • garden
  • tree
  • fence
  • moveable object
  • industrial heritage.

They can explain local overlays or give advice on:

Heritage advisors also advise their council on the appropriate management and development of historic assets. The Recommended consultancy brief and statement of duties (DOC, 56.5 KB) may be suitable for adoption by local government as a consultancy brief when establishing a Heritage Advisory Service.

Contact your advisor

Contact your local council’s planning department; they will answer your questions, or direct you to the appropriate advisor.

CouncilHeritage AdvisorContact
Alpine ShireIvar Nelsen(03) 5755 0555
AraratNadia Gasparetto(03) 5355 0200
BallaratJanet Beeston(03) 5320 5500
BanyuleDiahnn Sullivan(03) 9490 4222
Bass CoastContact the Planning department(03) 5671 2211
Baw BawLorraine Huddle(03) 5624 2479
BaysideContact the Planning department(03) 9599 4444
BoroondaraMark Stephensen - Trethowan Architecture(03) 9278 4844
BrimbankNatica Schmeder - Context(03) 9249 4870
CampaspeDeborah Kemp(03) 5481 2200
Cardinia ShireGraeme Butler(03) 5945 4224
CaseyContext(03) 9705 5200
Central GoldfieldsAmanda Jean, Wendy Jacobs(03) 5461 0625
Colac OtwaySamantha Westbrooke(03) 5232 9412
CorangamiteSamantha Westbrooke(03) 5593 7100
DarebinDale Kelly(03) 8470 8888
East GippslandLorraine Huddle(03) 5153 9500
FrankstonMartin Turnor, Bryce Raworth(03) 9784 1861
GannawarraDavid Wixted(03) 5450 9333
Glen EiraGabrielle Moylan(03) 9524 3333
GlenelgDouglas Alexander(03) 5522 2187
Golden PlainsDavid Rowe(03) 5220 7100
Greater BendigoMegan McDougall(03) 5434 6355
Greater DandenongGraeme Butler(03) 9239 5100
Greater GeelongDavid Rowe(03) 5272 4432
Greater SheppartonDeborah Kemp(03) 5832 9730
Hepburn Amanda Jean(03) 5348 1577/1633 
Hobsons BayNadia Gasparetto (03) 9932 1000 
HumeSamantha Westbrooke(03) 9205 2311/2382
Indigo ShireDeborah Kemp(03) 5728 8000
Kingston John Statham, Bryce Raworth(03) 9581 4781
Knox Context(03) 9298 8000
LatrobeLouise Honman - Context1300 367 700
LoddonMichael Taylor (03) 5494 1200
Macedon RangesIvor Nelsen1300 656 577 
ManninghamWillys Keeble(03) 9840 9333 
MansfieldIvar Nelsen(03) 5775 8555
MaribyrnongRuth Redden, David Wixted, Heritage Alliance (03) 9688 0590 
MaroondahWillys Keeble (03) 9298 4287 
MelbourneMeredith Gould, John Briggs, Roger Beeston(03) 9658 9658
MeltonSera-Jane Peters(03) 9747 7285
Mildura RuralGarry Stanley(03) 5018 8410 
MitchellSamantha Westbrooke(03) 5734 6200 
MoiraJustin Francis(03) 5871 9222 
Monash Contact the Planning department(03) 9518 3620
Moonee ValleyBernadette de Corte(03) 9243 9111
Moorabool Contact the Planning department(03) 5366 7100
Moreland Diahnn Sullivan(03) 9240 2494 
Mornington PeninsulaLorraine Huddle1300 850 600
Mt AlexanderLouise Honman(03) 5471 1700 
Moyne Michael Queale, Elizabeth Little-Grieve Gillett (03) 5568 0555 
MurrindindiNigel Lewis (03) 5772 0333 
Nillumbik Samantha Westbrooke(03) 9433 3210
Northern GrampiansWendy Jacobs (03) 5358 8700 
Port PhillipDavid Helms (Tues, Thurs)(03) 9209 6777
Pyrenees Amanda Jean(03) 5349 2000
Queenscliff Justin Francis(03) 5258 1377 
Southern GrampiansTrudy Rickard(03) 5573 0444
StonningtonRay Tonkin (in Statutory Planning office Tues) Carolyn Baker (Thurs)(03) 8290 3329
StrathbogieDeborah Kemp(03) 5795 0000
Surf CoastDavid Rowe(03) 5261 0522 
Swan Hill  David Wixted - Heritage Alliance(03) 5036 2333 
Wangaratta Deborah Kemp (03) 5722 0888 
Warrnambool Michael Queale, Elizabeth Little-Grieve Gillett(03) 5559 4800
WellingtonLorraine Huddle(03) 5142 3430
WhitehorseIan Coleman, Coleman Architects(03) 9262 6333
WhittleseaContact the Planning department(03) 9742 0777
WodongaContact the Planning department(02) 6022 9300
WyndhamContact the Planning department(03) 8734 5463
YarraStatutory Planning Branch(03) 9205 5373
Yarra RangesLovell Chen, Trevor Westmore1300 368 333

Councils: email heritage.victoria@delwp.vic.gov.au to update contact details listed.