Permit Reviews
Portland Botanic Gardens Credit: Adam Dimech

Permit Reviews

Permit reviews are conducted by the Heritage Council so that owners or custodians who are dissatisfied with a decision about a permit to alter a heritage place or object can challenge that decision and present their case in person.

The Council has developed a new set of protocols and forms to govern hearings and reviews that will be conducted under the Heritage Act 2017.

Protocols that govern hearings and appeals conducted under the Heritage Act 1995 will be available until all relevant processes have concluded.

Both sets of protocols are available on the documents for hearings and reviews page.

Please note the Heritage Act 2017 commenced on 1 November. Registration and permit appeal processes that began under the Heritage Act 1995 will continue to be governed by that legislation from 1 November. Any review or hearing processes that begin after 1 November will be governed by the Heritage Act 2017.

Permit Reviews Explained

Follow the stages of a Permit Review from beginning to end. This section describes what is involved in a Permit Appeal Hearing and shows you the steps involved in making an appeal.

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