Approval of Statement of Heritage Effect - Australian Capital Territory


You may need to submit a Statement of Heritage Effect if you intend to undertake an activity that may damage or diminish the heritage significance of a place or object. This must be approved prior to the commencement of the activity.

A Statement of Heritage Effect details the impact development may cause to any archaeological or subsurface material. They also identify ways to minimise risk of damage to the site.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Please contact the agency to identify any eligibility requirements.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All -

Application for approval of a statement of heritage effect (per application):

  • conservation / research application): $277.95
  • standard application (for activities with a development footprint of up to 1000m2, or works to a private dwelling): $2779.40
  • large application (for activities with a development footprint
    between 1000m2 and 1ha) : $5558.80
  • major project application (For activities with a development footprint of 1ha
    and above): $11,117.65.

Fees for 2023-24

Apply Variation All $555.90

Fees for 2023-24


Act(s) name

Heritage Act 2004 Australian Capital Territory

Approval time

15 working days, or as soon as practicable.

Administering agency

Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate


ACT Heritage

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.