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Australia's heritage

Offers information and resources on the conservation of Australia's natural, Indigenous and historic heritage including the management of Australia's World Heritage and the National Heritage List.

Department of the Environment

Australia's world heritage list

List of Australian properties on the World Heritage List and provides links to further information.

Department of the Environment

Australian Heritage Council

Provides advice to the Australian Government on heritage matters. The Council assesses nominations for the National Heritage List and the Commonwealth Heritage List and compiles the Register of the National Estate.

Department of the Environment

Australian Heritage Database

Contains information about more than 20,000 natural, historic and Indigenous places. The database includes: places in the World Heritage List; the National Heritage List; the Commonwealth Heritage list; the Register of the National Estate; the List of Overseas Places of Historic Significance to Australia and places under consideration, or that may have been considered for, any one of these lists.

Department of the Environment

Australian National Shipwreck Database

Includes all known shipwrecks in Australian waters. Search for shipwrecks, relics, sunken aircraft and other maritime cultural heritage. Includes links to premit applications and reporting forms.

Department of the Environment

Heritage places and lists

Links to lists of natural, historic and Indigenous and world heritage places throughout Australia. Lists usually include the location of a place, a description, and sometimes explain why the place is important.

Department of the Environment

Home of the Blizzard

Celebrates the Australian Antarctic Expedition 1911-1914 and the iconic Mawson’s Huts.

Australian Antarctic Division

Indigenous Australians caring for country

The Australian Government has a long history of working with Indigenous people, particularly in natural resource management and heritage related activities.

Department of the Environment


iPhone, iPad and iPod touch - Search for information about heritage sites, wetlands, national parks and protected plants and animals in any Australian location.

Department of the Environment

Our house – histories of Australian homes

Provides a series of 'house biographies' that outline the history of the building and the social history of the house, set in the historical context. 

Department of the Environment

Records about Indigenous Australians

Australian Government records held by the National Archives include a lot of information relevant to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their histories.

National Archives of Australia

Sydney Harbour Federation Trust

Sydney Harbour is one of the most beautiful harbours in the world and a great Australian landscape. Magnificent headlands, islands, bays and beaches form a string of accessible urban parks. The parklands managed by the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust encompass the natural and cultural heritage of Sydney.

Sydney Harbour Federation Trust

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