Queensland Heritage Register

The Queensland Heritage Register is a heritage register, a statutory list of places in Queensland, Australia that are protected by Queensland legislation, the Queensland Heritage Act 1992. The register is maintained by the Queensland Heritage Council.[1]

Currently, there are over 1600 places on the Queensland Heritage Register, including the Story Bridge in Brisbane and Paronella Park near Innisfail.


For a place to be entered in the register, it must be nominated and then go through a process of assessment. There are three categories for inclusion:[2]

Criteria for inclusion as a State Heritage Place

For inclusion as a State Heritage Place on the Queensland Heritage Register, the place must satisfy one of the following criteria:[2]

Criteria for inclusion an Archaeological Place

For inclusion as an Archaeological Place on the Queensland Heritage Register, the place must have the potential to contain an archaeological artefact that might yield information about the history of Queensland. If a place is already listed as a State Heritage Place, it cannot also be separately listed as an Archaeological Place.[2]

Protected Areas

A Protected Area must be declared by regulation; there is no explicit criteria listed in the legislation, other than it be a place of great significance to cultural heritage. Entry to Protected Areas is restricted with a system of permits, affording a high level of protection.[2]

Format of the Register

An entry in the Queensland Heritage Register must include:

Other heritage registers

Places may also be entered in other lists such as the Commonwealth National Heritage List which is maintained by the Australian Heritage Council.

Under Section 113 of the Queensland Heritage Act 1992, all local government authorities in Queensland must maintain a local heritage register; the Brisbane Heritage Register is an example of a local government heritage register in Queensland.[3]

See also

Media related to Queensland Heritage Register at Wikimedia Commons


  1. "Queensland Heritage Register". Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 15 August 2015.
  2. 1 2 3 4 "Queensland Heritage Register". Queensland Government. Retrieved 16 June 2013.
  3. "QUEENSLAND HERITAGE ACT 1992 - SECT 113". Queensland Consolidated Acts. Queensland Government. Retrieved 14 September 2012.
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