Heritage Works Approval - Tasmania


You will need this approval if you intend to undertake works on properties listed in the Tasmanian Heritage Register. Works include, but are not limited to:

  • any development, such as construction, exterior alteration or exterior decoration of a building
  • any physical intervention, excavation or action which may result in a change to the nature or appearance of the fabric of a place
  • any change to the natural or existing condition or topography of land
  • any removal of vegetation or topsoil.

To gain approval to conduct works, you must either have a certificate of exemption or a permit. A certificate of exemption will be issued if the works do not impact on the property's heritage value. If you do not obtain a certificate of exemption, you must apply to your local council for a permit. Your local council will forward the permit application to the Heritage Council.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

You will need to provide detailed plans of your intended works.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Other resources

Act(s) name

Historic Cultural Heritage Act 1995 Tasmania

Approval time

42 business days for a works approval and 15 business days for an exemption certificate.

Administering agency

Department of Natural Resources and Environment

Natural and Cultural Heritage

Heritage Tasmania

Contact details

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