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


You will require this consent if you intend to collect, use or display an archaeological relic, for the purposes of study, conservation or exhibition. An archaeological relic means:

  • any archaeological deposit
  • any artefact, remains or material evidence associated with an archaeological deposit.

This includes any non-Aboriginal settlement or other visitation in Victoria and is fifty or more years old, but does not include the remains of a ship or an article associated with a ship.

Archaeological digs or works must have the permission of the agency, and found relics or items of significance declared.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

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.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


As specified on the consent.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application Sole Trader, Company, Partnership, Trust, Incorporated Association, Other, Co-operative

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

Additional Information

All non-Aboriginal archaeological sites in Victoria older than 50 years are protected, whether or not they are recorded by Heritage Victoria. If a site is uncovered in the course of a building project, work must cease immediately and Heritage Victoria be informed.

Administering agency

Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Heritage Victoria

Contact details

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

Phone: 03 9208 6894
Fax: 03 9412 4998