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Sacred Heart Church, Beagle Bay.
Sacred Heart Church, Beagle Bay
Kimberley Coast
Kimberley Coast, Western Australia
Huts on Macquarie Island. Photo: Melinda Brouwer.
Huts on Macquarie Island
Lord Howe Island Group. Photo: Ian Hutton.
Aerial view of the Lord Howe Island Group
Dinosaur track
Dinosaur track
Diver inspects one of the anchors at the Sirius site. Photo: Western Australian Museum
Diver inspects one of the anchors at the HMS Sirius site

Heritage is all the things that make up Australia's identity - our spirit and ingenuity, our historic buildings, and our unique, living landscapes. Our heritage is a legacy from our past, a living, integral part of life today, and the stories and places we pass on to future generations.

Australia's heritage places

Port Campbell National Park

Search the Australian Heritage Database for information on our heritage places.

News

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On 29 May 2015 the World Heritage Centre published the World Heritage Committee’s draft decision with regard to the state of conservation of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.
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May
2015
The call for applications for funding through the Protecting National Historic Sites programme is now open. Applications close on Wednesday 22 April 2015.
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Mar
2015
Release of the Reef 2050 Long-Term Sustainability Plan
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Mar
2015
The call for applications for funding through the Community Heritage and Icons Grants 2014-15 Programme has now been extended. Applications close Friday 20 March 2015.
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Mar
2015
Funding for a range of interpretation, communication and promotion activities that promote community participation and awareness of places listed on Australia’s National Heritage List. Applications close 5 March 2015.
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Feb
2015

The Cleaner Environment Plan

The Australian Government's Plan for a Cleaner Environment - Clean Air, Clean Land, Clean Water and National Heritage​ - will help realise the vision of a great society by protecting and improving our environment for future generations.​

Bridge St, Richmond

Australian Heritage Council

The Australian Heritage Council is the principal adviser to the Australian Government on heritage matters.