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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.

Heritage Victoria will only make an interim protection order if:

  • the place or object is likely to be of State heritage significance
  • there is an immediate or imminent threat to the place or object

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

How to 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.
Complete an interim protection order request form.
Send the completed request form to Heritage Victoria.

What do I need to request 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.

Page last updated: 23/02/21