Heritage Council of Victoria
Heritage Council of Victoria provides the highest level of legal protection for cultural heritage places and objects in Victoria.
As an independent statutory authority, Heritage Council of Victoria is the State's main decision-making body on cultural (non-Indigenous) heritage issues.
The Heritage Council maintains the Victorian Heritage Register, a register of over 2,200 places and objects of the most significance to the State of Victoria.
Victorian Heritage Register
To be included in the Victorian Heritage Register, places and objects must meet the assessment criteria of the Heritage Council. Places and objects included in the Victorian Heritage Register are generally considered to be of 'statewide' significance. In other words, of importance to understanding the history of Victoria.
What can be included on the Victorian Heritage Register:
- Buildings and places
- Gardens and trees
- Archaeological places and relics
- Shipwrecks, relics and protected zones.
The Victorian Heritage Register can be explored through the Victorian Heritage Database.