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Heritage Victoria

The Victorian State Government's principal cultural (non-Indigenous) heritage agency is Heritage Victoria.

Heritage Victoria administers the Heritage Act 1995 and maintains the Victorian Heritage Register.

Heritage Victoria identifies, protects and interprets Victoria's most significant cultural heritage resources. It advises private owners, local and State government, industry and the general community on heritage matters. Heritage Victoria's aim is to make heritage identification, protection and management accessible and easily understood.

Flagstaff Hill Items and Areas On The Heritage Register

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village has two distinct areas that are on the Victoria Heritage Register.


Minton Loch Ard Peacock

One of very few artefacts that are on the register and one of Australia's most signficant shipwreck artefact. The Loch Ard Peacock forms the centrepiece of Flagstaff Hill Maritime Villages shipwreck collection.


Lady Bay Lighthouse Complex

Incorporating the two Lady Bay Lighthouses and the Warrnambool Garrison Area.

The Victorian Heritage Database is a fully searchable online database containing information about Victorian Heritage Places and Precincts, including statements of significance, physical descriptions, historical information, builder, architectural style, photographs and heritage overlay number.

Access to Victoria's Shipwreck Sites

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village collection is based around the vast range of shipwreck artefacts that have been collected from various sites and donors over our 35 year history.

Today there are heavy penalties for taking shipwreck artefacts from sites along the Victorian coast.

Guidelines to Accessing Victoria's Shipwreck Site