Approval to Carry Out Work on a Heritage Place - Northern Territory


You may need this approval if you plan to carry out any construction or development work on a heritage listed property in the Northern Territory. Work carried out on a heritage property is classified under one of three categories:

  • exempt work which does not need formal approval
  • minor work which the Heritage Council makes decisions about
  • major works which the Minister makes decisions about.

Exempt work is set out in the regulations and may include activities like routine cleaning, temporary fencing for safety reasons or installing new services such as phone lines, water pipes, electrical wiring or fire extinguishers.

For all other work you will need to contact the agency and discuss what you would like to do, and submit with a completed application form. They will then make a decision about whether the work is major or minor and submit your application to the relevant authority for approval.

Service type


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


As specified on permit.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Please check with the agency for information on fees to be submitted.


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application to Carry Out Work on Heritage Place or Object - please use the contact details below for information on forms to be submitted.

Administering agency

Department of Territory Families, Housing and Communities

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 NT

Department of Territory Families, Housing and Communities

Northern Territory
Operating address: JHV2 Jape Homemaker Village
Level 1
356 - 366 Bagot Road
Millner, Northern Territory 0810
Mailing address: GPO BOX 1448
Darwin, Northern Territory 0801
Phone: 08 8999 5039