Find a listing for interest

Search our online database to find a property by its name and/or address through the Victorian Heritage Database Places of State heritage value are included in the Victorian Heritage Register and are listed in the database.

Note: the database also includes the Victorian Heritage Inventory (of known archaeological sites), heritage places of local significance and National Trust identified places. Places or objects in your search with a H1234 number are included in the Victorian Heritage Register and therefore are protected at the State level.

Find a listing for legal purposes

If you need to determine the heritage status for legal purposes (eg conveyancing), apply for a heritage certificate to identify the current status of the property. The certificate will tell you if the property is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register, if the place is being considered for nomination and if the place is included on the Victorian Heritage Inventory.

Apply for a Heritage Certificate

Apply at Heritage Certificates Online You will need enough details to identify the property (address, title particulars) and a credit card for payment.

In most cases your certificate will be available to download immediately. In a very few cases it might need to be processed manually and may take a few days.

Manual forms and cheque payments are no longer accepted.

Included on the certificate

The certificate provides the following details about a place or object:

  • On the Victorian Heritage Register
  • If not on the Register, if an application has been made to add it
  • Those currently under consideration for inclusion on the Register
  • Whether it’s subject to an Interim Protection Order
  • Inclusion in the Heritage Inventory of places and objects of potential archaeological significance
  • Repair orders in force for a place or object already on the Register
  • If there’s an Order of the Supreme Court in force to remedy or restrain a breach of the Heritage Act 1995
  • Within a World Heritage Environs Area

A Heritage Certificate won’t always show you all heritage matters affecting a property. Many places are protected at the local level under the heritage overlay to the relevant planning scheme. A heritage certificate won’t show local government heritage interest in a property; check with the relevant council or at Planning Maps Online