After the Black Summer fires tore through large parts of Victoria’s northeast, an investigation was launched into the impacts on the region’s heritage sites.

In 2020-21 the Bushfire Recovery Heritage Program assessed 28 heritage places, objects and sites affected by the fires.

We have launched an interactive map showing the location of the sites. The map has pictures of the heritage places and information on any damage caused by the fires.

The Bushfire Recovery Heritage Program has been funded until June 2023. The program scope will now include assessments of archaeological sites within the fire footprint.

Heritage Victoria has recently published a Disaster Recovery and Preparation webpage. The page provides resources for fire preparedness, storm recovery and heritage property maintenance.

Hinnomunjie Bridge

Hinnomunjie Bridge, the last remaining Timber Truss Bridge in the VHR after the Black Summer bushfires destroyed the Genoa and Murrindal River bridges.

Page last updated: 12/10/21