After a heritage permit application has been lodged, Heritage Victoria will assess the application. This may involve notifying other people of the application.

Stages in the notification and review of heritage permit applications

All permit applications are referred to the responsible authority (generally the local council) for comments and consultation.

Public notice of a heritage permit application (advertising) occurs unless Heritage Victoria is satisfied that approving the permit would not harm the heritage place or object.

Heritage Victoria determines what notice should be given. We will let you know which notice method is required, and explain what you need to do.

Further information about public notice requirements (PDF, 126.5 KB)

Notice of an application might be given via:

  • Notice(s) in local newspapers
  • Sign(s) erected at the heritage place

The notice will include

  • The address
  • The name of the registered place
  • A summary of the proposal
  • Deadline for submissions

After a heritage permit application has been lodged it is considered a public document (including supporting material). Anyone can inspect an advertised heritage permit application on our website or at Heritage Victoria’s offices.

Anyone can make a submission to Heritage Victoria on an advertised heritage permit application. Submissions or objections to a heritage permit application are considered public documents that can be inspected by anyone.

If you’re affected by a heritage permit application, you can express your views on what is proposed and what gets approved. Anyone can inspect the plans and make a submission about an advertised application if they have concerns about it.

A submission is a written statement explaining your views about the application and how you may be affected if a permit is issued.

Anyone can make a submission about the application within 14 days from the date of notice. A submission will carry more weight if it is rational, factual and specifically addresses the proposal and relevant heritage matters.

Your submission should:

A submission is a public document and copies may be made available to other people or organisations including the permit applicant and the Heritage Council of Victoria.

If you lodge a submission you will have the right to be a party to any Heritage Council review of the decision.

Currently advertised permits

The Executive Director has requested the following permit applications be publicly advertised.

List of permits

VHR H1463

Ballarat School of Mines, (Federation University Australia), 107 Lydiard Street South, Ballarat Central

Permit application P32442 for a permit to undertake demolition, refurbishment and redevelopment works to Building A including refitting the interior of the building, the construction of a glazed atrium to the rear of the building incorporating a lift and a balcony at first floor level projecting eastwards from the atrium and the construction of an access ramp to the main entrance from Lydiard Street South.

Submissions close Friday 29 May 2020

VHR H0895

Ovoid Sewer Aqueduct Over Barwon River, 42 Leather Street, Breakwater

Permit application P32806 for a permit to demolish four (4) of the fourteen (14) pier and truss spans and to retain the four (4) associated pier base structures, construct an expanded public exclusion zone and deliver a heritage interpretation program at the above place.

Submissions close Friday 19 June 2020

VHR H1169

Former Donaghy's Rope Walk Building (Part) and Rope-making Machinery, 95-103 Pakington Street, Geelong West

Permit application P31240 for a permit to convert the southern portion of the Main Mill and to its eastern façade into a café, whilst retaining a visual display of the former rope factory and remaining machinery to the northern portion.

Submissions close Saturday 30 May 2020


Yan Yean Water Supply System, Clonbinane

Permit application P28957 for a permit to remove 74 Monterey Cypress trees and 20 Monterey Pine trees and undertake associated replacement planting at Preston Reservoir No 1 and 3, High Street, Reservoir.

Submissions close Wednesday 3 June 2020


Royal Botanic Gardens, Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne

Permit application P31861 for a permit to relocate the Lake View Pavillion (B5) from behind the Tea Rooms to the north side of the lake.

Submissions close Wednesday 10 June 2020

Page last updated: 27/05/20