Guidelines for Conducting Historical Archaeological Surveys - Victoria

Service summary

If you intend to conduct a survey of an archaeological site, you need to do so in compliance with these guidelines. These guidelines outline the process for conducting and completing a survey in Victoria, ensuring that there is a consistency in the recording, evaluation and management of historical sites.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Administering agency

Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Heritage Victoria

Act(s) name

Heritage Act 1995 (Victoria)

Regulation(s) name

Heritage (General) Regulations 2015 (Victoria)

Contact details

Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Heritage Victoria


03 9208 6894


03 9412 4998


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