About Heritage Council

The Heritage Council of Victoria recognises, protects and celebrates Victoria’s cultural heritage.

We advise the government and others on how to conserve and protect historically important objects and places for the enjoyment of current and future generations.

We are an independent statutory body and we provide legal protection for places and objects that are important to the history and development of Victoria .

What We Do

The Heritage Council of Victoria identifies and protects places and objects of cultural heritage significance to the state. Our role is to help people understand, value, care for and enjoy Victoria’s rich cultural heritage.

Member Profiles

Our Council members represent a broad cross-section of heritage specialists including representatives from professions as diverse as archaeology, history, architecture, engineering and building construction, property management and planning law.


Committees play an important role in our work in deciding on registrations, hearing appeals, communicating with the public and providing specialist advice.

Strategic Plan

Our strategic plan for 2021-2025 outlines what we are doing to protect and preserve Victoria’s cultural heritage.

Public Interest Disclosures

The Public Interest Disclosure Act 2012 (PID Act), allows people to make disclosures about improper conduct, corruption or detrimental action.


On a day-to-day level the work of the Council is organised and administered by the Secretariat.


Heritage Council of Victoria Policies