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There are two main components to the World Heritage nomination process:

  1. Technical aspect – the science behind the nomination and the nomination document itself.
  2. Collaborative engagement – developing a shared understanding of the World Heritage proposal and shared responsibility for its future; and working collaboratively with First Nations peoples and the community to explore opportunities to shape how we can best position the Flinders Ranges to maximise benefits and economic opportunities from World Heritage.

The Flinders Ranges World Heritage nomination process is summarised in the below table. This process is in accordance with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre’s Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention.

Download the nomination process flowchart as a PDF.

Developing the World Heritage proposition

2016 to 2019

Engaging and working with Adnyamathanha, landholders, and Flinders Ranges community

2018 to 2024

Tentative Listing of the Flinders Ranges World Heritage serial property


Prepare World Heritage Nomination Dossier

2021 to 2024

Submit Nomination Dossier to UNESCO World Heritage Centre

Feb 2025

Independent evaluation of nomination by IUCN

2025 to 2026

Estimated inscription on World Heritage List by World Heritage Committee