We hear that since 1 July 2019, Heritage NSW has been part of the Department of Premier and Cabinet. We are located in the Community Engagement Division under Kate Foy, Deputy Secretary, alongside Aboriginal Affairs, Create NSW and Employee Relations.

Apart from the name, has anything changed?

The Heritage Council of NSW is still the approval body under the Heritage Act 1977, and maintains the State Heritage Register (SHR). Heritage NSW supports the Heritage Council in their work as environmental heritage advocates, protectors and regulators, (e.g. the assessment and approval of works to SHR places, SHR listings, non-compliance investigations, etc.)

Heritage NSW continues to list Aboriginal Places as well as undertake Aboriginal cultural heritage (ACH) repatriation and conservation activities under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1979.

Heritage NSW continues to be responsible for maintaining databases of local and state heritage items (the State Heritage Inventory), and Aboriginal Places.

ACH regulation (e.g. Aboriginal Heritage Impact Permits (AHIPS)) is currently managed by the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment. The ACH regulation team can be contacted on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The contact details of Heritage NSW have not changed. All enquiries should still be directed to:

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or 9873 8500.

Where's the website?

As far as we know it hasn't changed:

Heritage NSW Website