Approval of Statement of Heritage Effect - Australian Capital Territory

Service summary

You will be required to apply for this approval if you intend to undertake an activity that may diminish the heritage significance of a place or object. You will also be required to apply if the activity is likely to damage an Aboriginal place or object.

Please use the contact details below to find out more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

The statement must be provided as a plan that outlines:

  • The place or object (heritage site) that may be affected;
  • The proposed activity including the reason for, extent and duration of the activity;
  • The likely impact of the activity on the heritage site;
  • The measures you will put in place to reduce the risk of diminishing the heritage significance or damaging the heritage site; and
  • Whether there are other methods that could be used to carry out the activity.

You will also be required to provide with your application personal identification details. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


As specified on the approval.



Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Administering agency

ACT Heritage Council

Act(s) name

Heritage Act 2004 (Australian Capital Territory)

Contact details

ACT Heritage Council

Mailing address:
GPO BOX 158,
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601




02 62072229


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