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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.


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The call for applications for funding through the Protecting National Historic Sites programme is now open. Applications close Thursday 25 February 2016
The story of the Burke and wills Expedition – and the crucial role of the Yandruwandha Aboriginal people who assisted them – has been formally recognised by inclusion in the National Heritage List.
The Australian Heritage Strategy is one of Australia’s key heritage priorities. The Strategy provides a nationally driven strategic direction for heritage management across all levels of government and the community for the next ten years.
Comments are sought on the proposal to include the Australian Cornish Mining Sites in the National Heritage List. Comments close 15 January 2016.
Comments are sought on the proposal to include the Chillagoe Karst Region on the National Heritage List. Comments close 2 November 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.​

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Australian Heritage Council

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