Heritage Works Approval - Tasmania

Service summary

You will require this approval if you intend to undertake works on properties listed in the Tasmanian Heritage Register. Works include, but are not limited to:

  • development, such as construction, exterior alteration or exterior decoration of a building
  • the demolition or removal of a building
  • subdivision or consolidation; and construction of signs or hoardings
  • any physical intervention, excavation or action which may result in a change to the nature or appearance of the fabric of a place
  • any change to the natural or existing condition or topography of land
  • the removal of original ornate fireplace surrounds would affect the significance of the place
  • any removal, destruction or lopping of trees otherwise than in accordance with defined forest practices.

To gain approval to conduct works, you must either have a certificate of exemption or a permit. A certificate of exemption will be issued if the works do not impact on the property's heritage value. If you do not obtain a certificate of exemption, you must apply to your local council for a permit. Your local council will forward the permit application to the Heritage Council.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

You must provide detailed plans of your intended works. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


As directed on the approval.



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

Other resources



The Act provides a statutory period of 42 days for determination of a works application, or any further period agreed to by the Heritage Council and the applicant.

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
Natural and Cultural Heritage
Heritage Tasmania

Act(s) name

Historic Cultural Heritage Act 1995 (Tasmania)

Contact details

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
Natural and Cultural Heritage
Heritage Tasmania

Operating address:
103 Macquarie Street
Tasmania 7000
Mailing address:
Hobart, Tasmania 7001


03 6165 3700


1300 850 332


03 6233 3186

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