Heritage Policy and Guidance
Murtoa Stick Shed Credit: Adam Dimech

Heritage Policy and Guidance

This page contains the Heritage Council’s policy and guidance documents to assist in the nomination and assessment of places and objects for inclusion in the Victorian Heritage Register.

These documents should be read in conjunction with the Heritage Council’s Criteria for Inclusion in the Victorian Heritage Register.


Framework of Historical Themes

The Framework of Historical Themes were developed in 2010 by the Heritage Council of Victoria and the Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Council to increase awareness and appreciation of the State’s diverse heritage.


Guidance on identifying places and objects of State-level social value in Victoria

To assist in assessing the cultural heritage significance of places and objects for possible inclusion in the Victorian Heritage Register under Criterion G (PDF 400KB) (Word 266KB)


Landscapes of Cultural Heritage Significance: Assessment Guidelines

The purpose of the Landscapes of Cultural Heritage Significance: Assessment Guidelines is to improve the understanding, identification and assessment of the cultural values of landscapes in Victoria.


Policy: Registered Objects Integral to a Registered Place

Provides guidance as to the matters that should be considered by the Heritage Council in determining whether an object is integral to a place included in the Victorian Heritage Register. (PDF 209KB)(Word 233KB)

Note: This Policy and the below Guidance on Registered Objects Integral to a Registered Place apply to nominations to the Executive Director and recommendations made by the Executive Director after 5 November 2020.


Guidance on Registered Objects Integral to a Registered Place

Sets out the minimum level and type of visual and written information and documentation to be included in a nomination and assessment under the category ‘object integral’, pursuant to Section 25(1)(c) of the Heritage Act 2017. (PDF 480KB)(Word 624KB)


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