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.
Read our Thematic History of Yarra (an extract from the City of Yarra Heritage Review Volume 1).
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.