Criteria for Inclusion in the Victorian Heritage Register
Murtoa Stick Shed Credit: Adam Dimech

Criteria for Inclusion in the Victorian Heritage Register

Criteria for inclusion in the Victorian Heritage Register

For a place or object to be included in the Victorian Heritage Register it must meet at least one of the Heritage Council of Victoria’s criteria for assessment.  These criteria are used to determine the importance of a place or object to the history and development of Victoria.

Below are a series of examples of which illustrate each criterion.

For guidance in applying these criteria refer to the Victorian Heritage Register Criteria and Thresholds Guidelines (Word 1MB).

Also of relevance in assessing the significance of landscapes are our Landscapes of Cultural Heritage Significance: Assessment Guidelines.

Spotswood Pumping Station

Criterion A

Importance to the course, or pattern, of Victoria’s cultural history.

Criterion B

Possession of uncommon, rare or endangered aspects of Victoria’s cultural history.
chinese kiln

Criterion C

Potential to yield information that will contribute to an understanding of Victoria’s cultural history.
Andersons mill

Criterion D

Importance in demonstrating the principal characteristics of a class of cultural places and objects.

Criterion E

Importance in exhibiting particular aesthetic characteristics
morell bridge

Criterion F

Importance in demonstrating a high degree of creative or technical achievement at a particular period.
bells beach

Criterion G

Strong or special association with a particular community or cultural group for social, cultural or spiritual reasons.
suffrage petition

Criterion H

Special association with the life or works of a person, or group of persons, of importance in Victoria’s history.

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