Australian Heritage Council

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Kimberley Coast
Kimberley Coast, West Kimberley
Australian War Memorial
Australian War Memorial and the Memorial Parade, Australian Capital Territory
Great Barrier Reef
Gorgonians, Great Barrier Reef
Larapinta Dr, Hermannsburg
Hermannsburg Historic Precinct
Brindle Creek, Border Ranges National Park. Photo: Paul Candlin.
Gondwana Rainforests of Australia
Shark Bay/Zuytdorp. Photo: Nick Rains.
Shark Bay region

The Australian Heritage Council is the principal adviser to the Australian Government on heritage matters. The Council assesses nominations for the National Heritage List, and the Commonwealth Heritage List. The Minister may ask the Council for advice on action that he may take in relation to the List of Overseas Places of Historic Significance to Australia.


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
Today, the Australian Heritage Council joins all Australians in commemorating the 50th anniversary of the momentous 1965 ‘Freedom Ride’ Indigenous civil rights protest at the Moree Baths and Swimming Pool.
The Twelve Apostles

National heritage assessments

The Australian Heritage Council provides the Minister with a written assessment for each place on the finalised priority assessment list.

Sydney harbour Bridge

Media releases

Australian Heritage Council media releases.