Maritime

Heritage Victoria manages shipwreck sites and relics in Victoria.

We also manage maritime archaeological sites in Victorian coastal waters. These resources indicate the breadth of activity dedicated to preserving Victoria’s precious maritime history.


  • Shipwrecks

    Shipwreck FAQs, dive sites, shipwreck stories and how to access shipwrecks

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  • Shipwreck Protected Zones

    A small number of shipwrecks in Victoria's waters are protected by a Shipwreck Protected Zone.

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  • Get involved in Maritime Archaeology

    Maritime volunteers assist on maritime archaeology projects around Victoria.

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  • Maritime archaeology courses

    Find out about recreational and professional maritime archaeology courses.

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  • Maritime infrastructure

    The Maritime Infrastructure project is developing a complete inventory of potential underwater and coastal archaeological sites in Victoria.

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  • Oral history on diving history in East Gippsland

    This oral history project interviewed East Gippsland locals with knowledge of diving and shipwrecks in the area. Features audio files of interviews with John Black.

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  • Submerged landscapes research project

    The Submerged Landscapes research project features an animation reconstructing the drowned landscape and ancient environment of Port Phillip Bay area during the height of the last Ice Age, and just prior to it being flooded by sea water.

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  • Maritime archaeology publications

    Publications relating to maritime heritage in Victoria.

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  • Shipwrecks and maritime archaeology

    Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure (DTPLI)

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