Yarra has a rich history and is home to a large number of historical buildings and sites that are of interest and value to the community. We have a strong commitment to the protection and enhancement of Yarra's heritage.

Heritage can relate to a wide variety of places, including a building or a group of buildings, a site or an area, land or a landscape, a tree, garden or parkland, the place of a historical event, industrial sites, archaeological sites, as well as spiritual and religious places.

We admire Yarra's heritage for the stories they tell about our community.

View our 2015/18 Heritage Strategy

You can also contribute to Yarra's heritage through our website, PastPort Yarra. PastPort Yarra provides a platform for locals and visitors to share our rich local history.

  • Heritage overlays and gradings

    Find out if your property has a heritage overlay and what you need to do for planning permits. 

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  • Heritage studies

    These studies form the basis of our heritage protections in Yarra. 

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  • Heritage database and incorporated documents

    Find out information about the level of heritage significance of places in Yarra through Incorporated Documents or the Heritage Database.

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  • Heritage sites in Yarra and Victoria

    Discover Yarra's rich heritage and visit sites of significance. You can also explore Victoria's heritage and where to visit. 

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