Place nomination form

Any person or organisation can nominate a place to the Heritage Council to be considered for the State Register under the Heritage Act 2018 (the Act).

Places that have been nominated may be considered for entry in the State Register of Heritage Places (State Register).

Not all places nominated to the Heritage Council go on to be assessed for the State Register. This is because places on the Register have to make an important contribution to understanding the heritage of Western Australia. Places are assessed against the HERCON factors which are provided at the end of this form.

If you think the place you want to nominate might be of local significance, you should contact your local government about their heritage provisions.

The information you provide in your nomination will help the Heritage Council decide if the place should be assessed further or if it is not likely to be of State significance, so please provide as much information about the place as possible with your nomination. For details about the assessment process please see the State Register of Heritage Places brochure. 

Information in your nomination may also be added to the Heritage Council’s Historic Heritage Places Database, or passed on to a local government so they can consider the place for their Municipal Heritage Inventory.  It may also be used to provide support for a grant application.

The Heritage Council undertakes to keep all personal details regarding you (the nominating party) confidential and will not release any personal details, except to the extent required by law or with your consent.

Completing this form

Please fill in this form with as much detail as possible and provide specific details of any sources of information such as books or plans.

The sections marked * must be filled in for your nomination to be accepted. Incomplete nominations will be returned for further information.

1. Your details*

Has the owner/occupier been consulted?

2. Place details and/or land description*

An adequate description of the location, area or boundary, and/or land parcel you are nominating MUST be provided for your nomination to be accepted.

3. Maps/plans*

A sketch plan or map showing the precise area of land you are nominating MUST be provided for your nomination to be accepted. If possible, this should indicate where the various elements are located. (Indicate North on the map/plan). 

4. History and type of place

Please tell us what you know of the history of the place 

Type of place (select as many as apply)

5. State themes

6. Physical description

What condition is the place in overall?

7. Construction Materials

Against each relevant material type, indicate where it can be found in the place e.g. walls, roof, ceilings, fireplaces, footpaths etc.












8. Ownership/occupier of the place

Is the property occupied

9. Comparative Information

10. Supporting information

11. Enclosure checklist

Your nomination will not be accepted without those marked with an*

12. Factors used to assess cutural heritage significance

The Heritage Act 2018 defines cultural heritage significance as aesthetic, historic, scientific, social or spiritual value for individuals or groups within Western Australia. State significance is assessed by considering various factors. Each place has its own unique combination of factors which together establish its contribution to understanding the heritage of Western Australia.

(1) In determining whether a place has State cultural heritage significance the Council considers the following:

(a) its importance in demonstrating the evolution or pattern of Western Australia’s history; 
(b) its importance in demonstrating rare, uncommon or endangered aspects of Western Australia’s heritage; 
(c) its potential to yield information that will contribute to an understanding of Western Australia’s history; 
(d) its importance in demonstrating the characteristics of a broader class of places; 
(e) any strong or special meaning it may have for any group or community because of social, cultural or spiritual associations;
(f) its importance in exhibiting particular aesthetic characteristics valued by any group or community; 
(g) any special association it may have with the life or work of a person, group or organisation of importance in Western Australia’s history; 
(h) its importance in demonstrating a high degree of creative or technical achievement; 
(i) any other characteristic it may have that in the opinion of the Council is relevant to the assessment of cultural heritage significance.

(2) A place may have cultural heritage significance despite lacking physical material that substantially contributes to its cultural heritage significance.

Page last reviewed 2 September 2020
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