Heritage

Heritage places

Heritage places and lists

There are many different lists or registers of natural, historic and Indigenous heritage places throughout Australia. These are not comprehensive lists of heritage places, but lists of the places that have been identified and recorded up to the present time. A heritage register listing will usually include the location of a place, ownership and title details, a description of the place, and sometimes a statement of significance explaining why the place is important.

World Heritage List

Find out about Australian heritage places that are of outstanding universal value and have been included on this United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) - managed list.

National Heritage List

Review the long list of natural, historic and Indigenous places that are of outstanding national heritage value to the Australian nation.

Commonwealth Heritage List

The Commonwealth Heritage List is a list of natural, historic and Indigenous places of heritage significance owned or controlled by the Australian Government. These include places connected to defence, communications, customs and other government activities that also reflect Australia's development as a nation.

List of Overseas Places of Historic Significance to Australia

The List of Overseas Places of Historic Significance (LOPHSA) recognises symbolically sites of outstanding historic significance to Australia located outside of the Australian jurisdiction.

Register of the National Estate

The Register of the National Estate is an archive of information about more than 13,000 places throughout Australia.

Australian National Shipwreck Database

The Australian National Shipwreck Database is a register of historic shipwrecks in Australian waters. The Department of the Environment and Water Resources administers the database.

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