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Environmental heritage

Environmental heritage refers to places, buildings, works, relics, moveable objects and precincts that are significant for the people of New South Wales.


Our rich heritage represents many historical themes including Aboriginal, convict, migration, regional development, industry, architecture, creative arts, LGBTQI+ and much more. 

The heritage we protect and celebrate takes many forms, including:

  • built
  • archaeology 
  • maritime
  • moveable 
  • natural 
  • cultural landscapes 
  • intangible. 

We work with communities and heritage professionals across New South Wales to manage significant places and objects by:

To report potential or alleged harm to heritage items of State significance, complete the Report a potential breach of the Heritage Act 1977 form [DOCX 60KB]

Contact us

Heritage NSW

Phone: 02 9873 8500

Email: [email protected]