Who we are and how we work to protect and celebrate Western Australia’s historic heritage places.
The Heritage Council of Western Australia is the State Government’s advisory body on heritage matters and is vested with functions and powers under the Heritage Act 2018.
The Heritage Council determines the organisation’s strategy and policies, makes key decisions on places to be entered into the State Register of Heritage Places, and provides specialist advice relating to the development of heritage places.
The Council comprises nine persons appointed by the Minister for Heritage, based on their skills and expertise. The Council is guided by its Charter which clarifies the roles and responsibilities of the Heritage Council. The Council is guided by its Charter which clarifies the roles and responsibilities of the Heritage Council. The Council charter as well as the Heritage Council's declaration of interest policy can be found below under Useful publications.
Membership of the Heritage Council is defined by the Heritage Act 2018. The current members of the Heritage Council are:
The 2021 meeting dates for the Heritage Council are:
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The Government of Western Australia acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that this site may contain images of people who are deceased.