Protecting historic designed landscapes
This information leaflet tells you how Victoria cares for its historic designed landscapes, cemeteries, gardens and trees. It describes how the Heritage Council decides whether a designed landscape is of historic importance or note and explains briefly the laws that can be used to protect it. It also gives some information about researching the history of a garden and how best to develop a plan for its conservation.
Registration by the Heritage Council
This Information Leaflet tells you what registration by the Heritage Council means, what kinds of places are added to the Victorian Heritage Register and what the implications are for an owner. It explains how to nominate a heritage place for the Register, the decision making process involved in registration and the difference between the Heritage Council, Heritage Victoria and the National Trust. The document also explains how you can find out if a particular place is included in the Victorian Heritage Register.
Heritage and sustainability - policy note
The retention and conservation of heritage places has an important part to play in our actions to protect the environment, creating vibrant communities and sustaining local economies.
Understanding and Maintaining your Historic Garden
This booklet, now historic itself, explains the features of historic gardens and suggests approaches for their conservation.
- Understanding and Maintaining your Historic Garden (PDF 3 MB)
- Understanding and Maintaining your Historic Garden - references (PDF 1.3 MB)
Heritage conservation of public buildings information leaflets
We’ve dug in our archives and uncovered a set of beautiful brochures about heritage conservation of public buildings, which are being made available online for the first time. Although the contact details are no longer correct, these guides provide useful information to the managers and owners of historic public buildings.