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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.


The Australian and Queensland Governments have today released the final comprehensive strategic assessment of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.
Australian Heritage Council today announced this year’s recipient of the Sharon Sullivan National Heritage Award.
A draft of the Australian Heritage Strategy is now available for public comment. You are invited to provide feedback on the themes, priorities and actions documented in the draft Strategy.
The Macquarie Island Pest Eradication Programme has been completed - and after two years of extensive monitoring the island can now officially be declared pest free.
Today we celebrate an important milestone in Australia’s Antarctic history – 100 years since Australian geologist, Dr Douglas Mawson, returned from his epic two-year Australasian Antarctic Expedition (AAE).

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.