Victorian Heritage Register
The Victorian Heritage Register lists the State’s most significant heritage places and objects. These can be searched on the Victorian Heritage Database.
Note that the Victorian Heritage Database includes places which are not on the Victorian Heritage Register but are classified by the National Trust, are included in the Victorian War Heritage inventory or are covered by a local government Heritage Overlay. (This HO information is only available for areas where the local council has made this information available through the VHD.) The right-hand column in the results defines the Listing Authority.
The Heritage Council determines what places and objects are included in the Victorian Heritage Register. Only those places and objects of significance to the State of Victoria are added. The process for adding a place or object is a considered one.
A place or object cannot be added to the Register before the views of the owner are sought. If a place or object is recommended to the Register, the owners are given a report that includes a statement of cultural heritage significance, a proposed extent of registration, and any proposed activities that may not require a permit. The owners have an opportunity to comment on the proposed registration.
Heritage places can include buildings, trees, parks and gardens, streetscapes, archaeological sites, shipwrecks and structures such as bandstands.
A heritage object can include furniture, shipwreck relics, archaeological artefacts, equipment, transport vehicles, and articles of every day use that contribute to an understanding of Victoria’s history.