Consent to Carry Out Works or Activities to Historic Archaeological Sites - Victoria


The Heritage Act 2017 protects all historical archaeological sites in the state, and all known sites are included in the Heritage Inventory. If you plan to damage or excavate a historical archaeological site you will need to apply for consent, which is likely to entail a program of archaeological excavation or monitoring by a suitably qualified historical archaeologists.

An application must be submitted to, and approved by, the Executive Director of Heritage Victoria prior to any disturbance of a historical archaeological site. An application must be completed in accordance with the Guidelines for Investigating Historical Archaeological Artefacts and Sites.

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 consent you must:

  • correctly complete an application form
  • pay the prescribed fee
  • submit any associated documents as requested by the Agency
  • be willing to abide by any conditions placed on your permit.


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Please consult the responsible agency for information on fees to be submitted with your application.


Act(s) name

Heritage Act 2017 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Heritage Regulations 2017 Victoria

Additional information

If a site is uncovered at any point during a project, then works that impact on the integrity of the archaeology must cease immediately and Heritage Victoria be informed.

Administering agency

Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action

Heritage Victoria

Contact details

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