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Heritage Victoria

Our work includes:

  • Recommending which places and objects should be included in the Victorian Heritage Register
  • Deciding whether or not to allow changes to places on the Register
  • Recommending which historical archaeological sites should be included on the Victorian Heritage Inventory
  • Deciding whether or not to allow changes to places on the Inventory
  • Deciding who can access shipwrecks and other underwater sites
  • Regulating and enforcing the Heritage Act 2017.

Heritage Council of Victoria

The Heritage Council is an independent statutory authority established under the Heritage Act.

It has different responsibilities to Heritage Victoria. The Heritage Council decides what to include on the Victorian Heritage Register. They are the review body for permit and consent decisions made by Heritage Victoria.

First Peoples – State Relations

First Peoples – State Relations works with traditional owners to protect Aboriginal cultural heritage in Victoria. This includes Aboriginal archaeological sites.

Your local council

Councils are responsible for locally significant heritage places. These places are listed in the Heritage Overlay of the local planning scheme. Heritage Victoria is not responsible for Heritage Overlay places.

National Trust of Australia (Victoria)

The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) is a non-government, not-for-profit heritage advocacy organisation actively working towards conserving and protecting Victoria's heritage for future generations to enjoy. The National Trust is the leading operator of house museums and heritage properties in Victoria.

World Heritage Steering Committee for the Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens

The Steering Committee guides management of the Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens. The Executive Director for Heritage Victoria is Chair of the Steering Committee. Other members are from:

  • Museums Victoria
  • City of Melbourne
  • City of Yarra
  • National Trust of Australia (Victoria).

Page last updated: 21/03/24