SA Heritage Register

The South Australian Heritage Register contains a description or notes with respect to places of heritage value in South Australia. It includes heritage areas, places and related objects of State significance and records other categories of heritage places in South Australia (including local, national and world heritage places) which are protected under legislation.

The Register is administered by the South Australia Heritage Council pursuant to the Heritage Places Act 1993.

There are over 2,285 confirmed State heritage places entered in the Register. In addition, 17 State heritage areas have been designated.

Online databases

Entries in the South Australian Heritage Register can be found online in the State Government's South Australian Heritage Places Database and in the Commonwealth Government's Australian Heritage Database and Australian Heritage Places Inventory.

  • Australian Heritage Database

    The Australian Heritage Database includes details about South Australia's World Heritage Places, National Heritage Places, Commonwealth Heritage Places and overseas places of historic significance to Australia.

The Australian Heritage Places Inventory contains summary information about places listed in State, Territory and Commonwealth Heritage Registers and Lists. The information is updated regularly.         


Obtaining hard copies of the Register

A hard copy of the Register is available for public inspection during business hours at:

State Heritage Unit
Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources
81-95 Waymouth Street,
Adelaide SA 5000

To examine the Register or for an extract from the Register please contact the State Heritage Unit on (08) 8124 4960 or email

Certified copies of entry in the Register

To order a certified copy of an entry in the Register please complete a request form and send to:

The Register Clerk
State Heritage Unit
GPO Box 1047
Adelaide SA 5001


Fax: (08) 8124 4980  

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Contact us

South Australian Heritage Council: Phone (08) 8226 2127
State Heritage Unit: Phone (08) 8124 4960
Postal address: GPO Box 1047, Adelaide SA 5001
Development enquiries: Phone (08) 8124 4922
Media enquiries: Phone (08) 8463 7437 or 0438 456 624