Website update in progress
Due to recent amendments made to the Heritage Act 2004, some information contained on this website may no longer be current.
ACT Heritage is in the process of updating the website including fact sheets, approved forms, policies and general information. This process will be completed in the coming weeks.
To assist you with understanding the amendments, a number of fact sheets can be found here under the Legislation heading.
The ACT is rich in natural and cultural heritage. Although the city is relatively young, we have many heritage places or objects on the ACT Heritage Register, including Aboriginal, rural, historic and iconic Canberra places and objects. See more about ACT heritage.
The ACT Heritage Council and ACT Heritage work together to recognise, protect, conserve and celebrate these unique heritage places and objects.
The ACT Heritage Act 2004 (the Act) guides much of our work. Under the Act, the Heritage Council administers certain provisions, while the Minister for Planning administers others. ACT Heritage supports both, providing administrative and secretariat functions to the Council and advice to the Minister.
ACT Heritage coordinates the annual ACT and Region Heritage Festival and administers heritage grants to help organisations protect, conserve and make heritage places and objects available to the community. It also manages Canberra Tracks heritage tours.
Have your say
The Heritage Council is seeking comments on the following Provisional Registrations by
14 May 2015:
- Rock Valley Homestead and Surrounds, Paddys River
- Nil Desperandum Homestead and Surrounds, Paddys River
- Kowen Cultural Precinct, Kowen
- Yarralumla Woolshed and Outbuildings, Weston Creek
Submissions should be sent to:
ACT Heritage Council
GPO Box 158, Canberra, ACT 2601 or
There are currently no guidelines for public comment.
Overview of heritage in the ACT
Find out more about the ACT’s exciting and varied heritage.