Permits are needed to protect the important features of heritage places and objects that are registered on the Victorian Heritage Register.
Heritage Victoria recognises that if significant places are to have a future, they need to be attractive and comfortable places in which to live and work. Alterations are often required to keep pace with the demands of modern life, but they must respect the importance of the place.
To understand the permit process, download this easy-to-follow chart. Permit process chart (PDF 39 KB)
When to apply for a permit
Find information on when you need to apply for a permit for a place or object registered on the Victorian Heritage Register.
How to apply for a permit
Easy to use information on how to apply for a permit for a place or object listed on the Victorian Heritage Register.
Permit fees and fee exemptions for works to places on the Victorian Heritage Register.
Answers to commonly asked questions about the permit process.
Currently advertised permits
Documents and plans relating to currently advertised permits.
Advertised permits awaiting decision
A list of advertised permits which are currently awaiting decision.
An archive of previous permit decisions.
Find out whether you may be eligible for a permit exemption, and how to apply for one.
Information about appealing a permit refusal or conditions attached to a permit.
An archive of previously issued archaeological consents.
Permit policies and decision making guidelines
The permit policies and guidelines that inform Heritage Victoria and the Heritage Council of Victoria’s decisions making.