The Australian Heritage Council is the principal adviser to the Australian Government on heritage matters. The Council assesses nominations for the National Heritage List, and the Commonwealth Heritage List. The Minister may ask the Council for advice on action that he may take in relation to the List of Overseas Places of Historic Significance to Australia.
30 July 2013
Today the Federal Heritage Minister announced the reappointment of Professor Carmen Lawrence as Chair of the Australian Heritage Council for a further three year term.
29 March 2013
The Australian Heritage Council is making a final call for communities and groups across Australia to get involved and register for Australian Heritage Week 2013.
19 December 2012
The Australian Heritage Council is assessing two National Heritage List nominations for Canberra. Submissions on the information paper are now closed. Thank you to everyone who contributed.
4 September 2012
This Guide is for Indigenous communities who are interested in nominating their special places to the National Heritage List.
17 May 2012
In response to a motion in the Senate, Minister Burke, instructed the Australian Heritage Council to undertake an emergency assessment of the outstanding universal values of the Dampier Archipelago and any threats to the site. The final report is now available online.
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