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 Threshold Guidelines 2019 (PDF 1.2MB) .
Also of relevance:
- in assessing the significance of landscapes are our Landscapes of Cultural Heritage Significance: Assessment Guidelines.
- in assessing the significance of state-level social value under Criterion G are our Guidance on identifying places and objects of state-level social value in Victoria (PDF 403KB) and (Word 267 KB).
IMPORTANT NOTE: On 4 April 2019 the Heritage Council formally adopted an updated version of the Criterion G wording and threshold guidance (see the above link to the Victorian Heritage Register Criteria and Threshold Guidelines 2019 and a summary of the main changes here (PDF 154KB) and (Word 220KB).
This document applies for nominations to the Executive Director and recommendations made by the Executive Director AFTER this date.
The previous Victorian Heritage Register Criteria and Threshold Guidelines 2018 (PDF 731KB) and (Word 1.4MB) applies to any recommendation that was published prior to 4 April 2019 and any hearings in progress prior to that date.
If you have any questions about which version of the Victorian Heritage Register Criteria and Threshold Guidelines applies to your matter, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (03) 9194 0868.