The department develops and implements policies and programs to help identify, conserve and promote appreciation of Australia's natural and cultural heritage places and objects.
Australian Heritage Database:
Australasian Underwater Cultural Heritage Database:
This is the Australian Government's independent expert advisory body on heritage matters.
The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) provides information and research about the cultures and lifestyles of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Since 1945 the National Trust of Australia has been actively working towards conserving and protecting Australia's heritage.
Heritage Victoria is the Victorian State Government's principal cultural (non-Aboriginal) heritage agency.
Victorian Heritage Database.
This is an independent statutory authority and Victoria's main decision-making body on (non-Indigenous) cultural heritage issues.
Aboriginal Victoria broadly works on Aboriginal policy reform, with a focus on self-determination and treaty, community strengthening and engagement and cultural heritage management and protection. Aboriginal Victoria is also responsible for the implementation of the Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006 and the Aboriginal Lands Act 1970.
The Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Council was created under the Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006 to ensure that Traditional Owners throughout Victoria play a central role in the protection and management of their heritage.
Since 1956 the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) has been actively working towards conserving and protecting Victoria's heritage.
The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) Heritage Register.
This organization relates to the Aboriginal people of South Eastern Australia. It offers a range of programs and services including the only public collection in Victoria dedicated solely to Koorie art and culture comprising artefacts, pictures and photographs as well as an Oral History Program and a Reference Library. It also offers a Koorie Family History Service.