Permit to Excavate Land with Archaeological Remains - New South Wales


You will require approval from the Heritage Council if you intend to disturb or excavate any land that is likely to have archaeological remains and is not listed on the State Heritage Register or under an interim heritage order.

Please see the State Heritage Register for a complete list of NSW's heritage properties, land and objects.

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

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


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $100.00

Development up to $100,000 relating to owner-occupied house. Fees for 2022-23

Apply Application All $250.00

Other development up to $100,000. Fees for 2022-23

Apply Application All -

All development over $100,000:

  •  $500 plus $10 for each additional $100,000 or part $100,000

Fees for 2022-23

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Fee Calculator (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Heritage Act 1977 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Heritage Regulation 2012 New South Wales

Application process


You can use the Heritage Management System (HMS) to:

  • lodge, pay and track your Heritage Act applications and permits online
  • search heritage information across NSW on an interactive map.

Administering agency

Department of Planning and Environment

Environment, Energy and Science Group

Heritage Division

Contact details

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