Heritage

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.

ACT Heritage supports heritage property owners and the community with advice, assistance and information. See the heritage fact sheets.

Extension of provisional registration period

On 16 August 2017, pursuant to section 39 of the Heritage Act 2004, the Minister directed the ACT Heritage Council to give further consideration to issues raised in, or arising from, its report on public consultation.

Under section 35(3) of the Heritage Act 2004, the period of provisional registration of the Corroboree Ground and Aboriginal Cultural Area, Queanbeyan River, Majura and Jerrabomberra is extended for an additional period of three months beginning on the day after the initial period ends. The provisional registration period is now due to end on 6 December 2017.

Heritage Council vacancies

There are currently no Heritage Council Vacancies.

Heritage guidelines

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.