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What is an interim protection order?
Heritage Victoria can put an interim protection order on a place or object which is under threat.
Interim protection orders are used very rarely. Heritage Victoria will only make an interim protection order if:
- the place or object is clearly of State heritage significance
- there is an immediate or imminent threat to the place or object.
The policy gives guidance on when interim protection orders should be used.
An interim protection order means:
- the place or object is temporarily included in the Victorian Heritage Register
- permits are required for changes or demolition
- Heritage Victoria has 60 days to assess whether it should be included in the Victorian Heritage Register on an ongoing basis.
What do I need for an interim protection order?
To request an interim protection order you will need:
- location details
- the name and contact details of the owner
- evidence to show why the place or object is of State significance
- evidence of an immediate or imminent threat
- your personal details
The Heritage Council can also make interim protection orders.
Request an interim protection order
You must pre-determine State-level significance. If a place or object is important to your local area but not of State-level significance, contact your local council for advice.
You will be asked to register or log in at the next step so you can save and track your application.
Page last updated: 25/07/23