Permits

Permits help protect the important features of heritage places and objects 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 modern life, but they must respect the importance of the place.

The Permit process chart (PDF 39 KB) will help you understand the process.


  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Permit FAQ

    Answers to commonly asked questions about the permit process.

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  • Currently advertised permits

    Documents and plans relating to currently advertised permits.

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  • Advertised permits awaiting decision

    A list of advertised permits which are currently awaiting decision.

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  • Permit decisions

    Recent key permit decisions.

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  • Permit exemptions

    Find out whether you may be eligible for a permit exemption, and how to apply for one.

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  • Permit appeals

    Information about appealing a permit refusal or conditions attached to a permit.

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  • Permit policies and decision making guidelines

    The permit policies and guidelines that inform Heritage Victoria and the Heritage Council of Victoria’s decisions making.

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  • Permit forms and guidelines

    Find forms and guidelines to assist you to apply for a permit for a place or object on the Victorian Heritage Register.

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