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, click on each image for details.
For guidance in applying these criteria refer to the Victorian Heritage Register Criteria and Threshold Guidelines.
Note: On 1 December 2022, the Heritage Council formally adopted a revised version of the Guidelines. The Summary of changes document provides high-level information on where revisions have been made.
For additional assistance in assessing the cultural heritage significance of places and objects under Criterion G (social value) see our Guidance on identifying places and objects of state-level social value in Victoria (PDF 403KB).
Read the Heritage Council’s other policy and guidance material or download an accessible Word text-only version of the Victorian Heritage Register Criteria and Threshold Guidelines 2022