Many government and private sector organisations are involved in protecting heritage places.
Department of the Environment
The Department of the Environment develops and implements policies and programs to help identify, conserve and promote appreciation of Australia's natural and cultural heritage places and objects.
The Australian Heritage Council
The Australian Heritage Council is the Government's independent expert advisory body on heritage matters.
The Australian World Heritage Advisory Committee
The Australian World Heritage Advisory Committee has been established to provide advice to Commonwealth and State/Territory Ministers on issues of a cross-cutting nature that affect Australia's World Heritage sites.
State and Territory Heritage Organisations
Each Australian State and Territory has both government and non-government organisations involved in protecting heritage places:
- New South Wales
- South Australia
- Western Australia
- Northern Territory
Heritage Chairs and Officials of Australia and New Zealand
The role of the Heritage Chairs and Officials of Australia and New Zealand is to provide national leadership and raise the profile of historic heritage.
Heritage experts and resources
Heritage consultants can help you to identify or manage a heritage place. Find out about historians, archaeologists, landscape architects, environmental managers, engineers, planners, and more.