Nominate a significant heritage place for listing

1 December 2021

The Morrison Government is inviting Australians to nominate the sites they would like to see added to the National Heritage List and Commonwealth Heritage List.

Minister for the Environment Sussan Ley said the Government is committed to protecting, preserving and promoting the unique landscapes, cultures and places that make up our national heritage.

“This is a discussion that involves all Australians as we look to recognise and protect our spectacular landscapes, Indigenous heritage, and our ongoing development as a nation,” Minister Ley said.

“The annual nominations list is an important part of heritage protection and I encourage people to get involved in the process.”

There are currently there 119 sites from across Australia included on the National Heritage List and almost 400 on the Commonwealth Heritage list.

“We want these places to be protected and enjoyed by all Australians for generations to come, which is why are delivering 33 upgrades to walking tracks and other facilities across 23 of our national and world heritage sites,” Minister Ley added.

“Round Four of the Australian Heritage Grants will also make up to $5.3 million of Australian Government funding available to protect and preserve Australia’s national heritage sites, promote tourism and deliver much needed economic stimulus for COVID-impacted economies.

“I encourage the community to consider nominating special places with outstanding heritage value to our nation for inclusion on either the National Heritage List and Commonwealth Heritage List.”

Nominations are open until 9 February 2022.

To find out more or to nominate a place, visit: www.awe.gov.au/parks-heritage/heritage/places/nominating-heritage-place

National Heritage List

The National Heritage List includes 119 exceptional cultural, historic and natural places that contribute to Australia's national identity. National heritage defines the critical moments in our development as a nation and reflects the richness of Australia's natural heritage, as well as the achievements, sorrows, and joys in the lives of Australians.

Commonwealth Heritage List

The Commonwealth Heritage List (CHL) contains nearly 400 places of Indigenous, historic, and natural value. The Australian Government acts as a custodian of heritage on Commonwealth Land and works together with Commonwealth agencies and local communities to celebrate and protect the places that are important to us.