Approval to Undertake Works on Heritage Properties and Places - New South Wales


You will require this approval if you intend to undertake works on a premise or area that is listed on the State Heritage Register or affected by an interim heritage order. This work includes but is not limited to:

  • full or partial demolition, alterations, extensions, building or developing new structures
  • creating subdivisions
  • removing significant vegetation
  • disturbing relics or historical landscapes
  • undertaking works on interiors.

Please bear in mind that all modifications must be conducted in accordance with minimum standards for maintenance and repair described in the Regulations.

Depending on the nature of the works you intend to undertake, you may be required to provide written notification to the Agency prior to submitting an application for approval. If you intend to undertake only maintenance or other minor works, you may be exempt from this requirement, or from the requirement to receive approval.

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

To be eligible for this approval, you must:

  • Be the owner of the item or piece of land or have consent of the owner;
  • Submit the relevant application form;
  • Include a statement of heritage impact in your application; and
  • Pay any required fees.

You may also be required to notify the Agency of the works you intend to undertake prior to applying for approval.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


As designated.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Fees are listed on the attached document.

Act(s) name

Heritage Act 1977 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Heritage Regulation 2012 New South Wales

Application process


Before proceeding with the application, you should go to the online heritage database to search the State Heritage Register to confirm the status of your heritage place.

Administering agency

Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

Office of Environment and Heritage

Heritage Division

Contact details

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

Please use these contact details for help or more information:


Heritage Division

Office of Environment and Heritage

Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

Operating address: Level 6
10 Valentine Street
Parramatta, New South Wales 2150
Mailing address: Locked Bag 5020, Parramatta, New South Wales 2124
Phone: 02 9873 8500
Fax: 02 9873 8599
Website: Heritage Division (Opens in new window)