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 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. The Register Committee of the Council will provisionally enter a place that is deemed to be of state significance and based on the outcome from the public consultation will either confirm or remove the entry.

There are over 2,270 confirmed state heritage places entered in the Register. In addition, 17 state heritage areas have been designated.

The Heritage Places Act 1993 also requires that the Register includes:

  • local heritage places designated by a development plan
  • local heritage zones and policy areas designated by a development plan
  • places within the state entered in any register of places of natural or historic significance kept under the law of the Commonwealth (ie the Register of the National Estate, the Commonwealth Heritage List, National Heritage List and declared World Heritage Properties)
  • state heritage areas
  • heritage agreements made under the Heritage Places Act 1993.

Online databases

Entries in the South Australian Heritage Register can be found online in the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure’s South Australian Heritage Places Database and in the Commonwealth Government's Australian Heritage Places Inventory

The South Australian Heritage Places Database includes details about South Australia's local and State heritage places. The Australian Heritage Places Inventory also includes details about South Australia’s local heritage and State heritage places, as well as State heritage areas and Commonwealth, National and World heritage places.

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
1 Richmond Road
Keswick SA 5035

To examine the Register or for an extract from the Register please contact the State Heritage Unit on (08) 8124 4960 or email DEWNRHeritage@sa.gov.au.

Certified copies of entry in the Register

To order a certified copy of an entry in the Register please complete a request form (115kb pdf) and send to:

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

Email: DEWNRHeritage@sa.gov.au

Fax: (08) 8124 4980  

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