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Status: Current
Heritage Victoria Principles September 2021
Date published: September 2021
Document Type: Policy
Guiding Principles for Changes Proposed to Places in the Victorian Heritage Register.
Status: Current
Commercial Fishing Q&A
Date published: July 2021
Document Type: Guideline
Subject: Archaeology; Maritime
Q&A document provided to commercial fishers to assist in reporting shipwreck and artefact discoveries.
Status: Current
Reasonable or economic use: Relevant matters for the consideration of section 101(2)(b) of the Heritage Act 2017
Date published: June 2021
Document Type: Policy; Resources for consultants
Subject: Heritage Victoria policy
Guidance for heritage consultants on matters that should be considered by the Executive Director in relation to reasonable or economic use.
Status: Current
Guidelines for preparing heritage impact statements
Date published: June 2021
Document Type: Guideline; Resources for consultants
Subject: Heritage Victoria policy; Technical guidance
Guidance for heritage consultants on the content and assessment requirements for heritage impact statements.
Status: Current
At home with heritage: a considered approach to renovating your house
Date published: May 2021
Document Type: Resources for owners
Subject: Architecture
This guide may assist home owners who are renovating or creating a home in a heritage building. The guide includes 12 case studies.
Status: Current
History of LGBTIQ+ Victoria
Date published: March 2021
Document Type: Report
Subject: Social history
This report identifies 100 places, objects and collections that have special meaning to Victoria’s contemporary queer communities.
Status: Current
Permit application amendment form
Date published: February 2021
Document Type: Form
Application form to amend a heritage permit application, before it has been determined.
Status: Current
Thematic and typological studies
Date published: 2021
Document Type: Resources for consultants
Subject: Architecture; Bridges; Gardens and landscapes; Government asset management; War heritage and memorabilia
List of thematic and typological studies which may be of assistance to heritage consultants in preparing heritage assessments.
Status: Current
Fee waiver form
Date published: December 2020
Document Type: Form
Subject: Archaeology
Request a fee waiver for permit or consent fees.
Status: Current
Application for consent to undertake works or activities on an archaeological site
Date published: December 2020
Document Type: Form
Subject: Archaeology
Application form to apply for an archaeological consent.
Status: Current
Amending a permit application form
Date published: December 2020
Document Type: Form
Application form to amend and existing heritage permit.
Status: Current
Commercial Fishing Industry Victoria Guidelines For Reporting Shipwreck Discoveries
Date published: November 2020
Document Type: Guideline
Subject: Maritime
Guidelines for commercial fishers on how to report shipwreck and artefact discoveries and information on how to recognize and record finds.
Status: Current
Repointing with lime mortars
Date published: June 2020
Document Type: Guideline; How to; Resources for consultants; Resources for owners
Subject: Architecture; Maintenance; Technical guidance
Heritage technical code on repointing with lime mortars.
This Code is about the practical aspects of repointing mortars joints in historic masonry. It covers the investigations and decisions required before repointing and undertaking the actual repointing itself, including acceptable tools, raking and cutting out joints, pre-wetting, finishing, protection and curing.
Status: Current
Lime mortars for the repair of masonry
Date published: June 2020
Document Type: How to; Resources for consultants; Resources for owners
Subject: Architecture; Maintenance; Technical guidance
This Code is about the design and specification of lime mortars for the repair of masonry. It covers mortars made from hydraulic and pure (non-hydraulic) lime binders in combination with aggregates (such as sand), identifies acceptable materials and sets out steps for developing specifications and the selection of appropriate mortar mixes. It also identifies important practical aspects of the use of lime mortars that may be unfamiliar to the contemporary building industry.
Status: Current
Finding the right conservator, tradespeople and materials
Date published: May 2020
Document Type: Guideline; How to; Resources for consultants; Resources for owners
Subject: Maintenance; War heritage and memorabilia
Preserving war heritage and memorabilia
If you are seeking to undertake conservation work on a heritage object or place, it is important that you get help and advice from qualified and reputable conservators and tradespeople. War memorials, honour rolls and objects can be easily damaged or weakened by incorrect conservation ‘treatments’.
Status: Current
Victorian Heritage Database
Date published: January 2020
Document Type: Resources for consultants; Resources for owners; Website
The Victorian Heritage Database is home to the Victorian Heritage Register which lists the State's most significant heritage places, objects and historic shipwrecks protected under the Heritage Act 2017. It's also home to the Victorian Heritage Inventory which lists all known historical archaeological sites in Victoria.
Status: Current
The Burra Charter: Australian ICOMOS Charter for Places of Cultural Significance, 2013
Date published: January 2020
Document Type: Guideline; Resources for consultants; Website
Subject: Technical guidance
The Burra Charter: Australia ICOMOS Charter for Places of Cultural Significance, 2013 (Burra Charter) and the associated series of Practice Notes provide a best practice standard for managing cultural heritage places in Australia.
Status: Current
Minimum standards for maintenance and repair of heritage places
Date published: January 2020
Document Type: Guideline; Resources for consultants
Subject: Heritage Victoria policy
How to comply with Heritage Victoria's expectations of the minimum standards and maintenance and repair for heritage places.
Status: Current
Protected Matters Search Tool
Date published: January 2020
Document Type: Resources for consultants; Website
Use this search tool to generate a report that will help determine whether matters of national environmental significance or other matters protected by the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 are likely to occur in your area of interest.
Status: Current
Guidelines for conducting historical archaeological surveys
Date published: January 2020
Document Type: Guideline; Resources for consultants
Subject: Archaeology; Heritage Victoria policy
These guidelines provide an overview of the requirements for conducting historical archaeological surveys and reporting historical archaeological sites in Victoria.