Heritage places reflect the many peoples and cultures that have shaped Melbourne’s landscape.
The City of Melbourne’s Heritage Strategy sets out our plan to protect our city’s heritage buildings, places and objects over the next 15 years. It has been developed to ensure the city's rich combination of traditions, memories, places and objects are identified and protected.
The draft Heritage Strategy was on public consultation in November 2012 and many submissions and suggestions were received. These submissions were considered and the final strategy was endorsed by the Future Melbourne Committee Meeting on 9 April 2013.
Read the Future Melbourne Committee resolution (PDF, 2.1MB).
Read the endorsed Heritage Strategy:
A hard copy of the Heritage Strategy is also available for viewing at City of Melbourne offices, Level 3, 240 Little Collins Street, Melbourne.
Read ' A History of the City of Melbourne's Urban Environment' – a key background document to the strategy:
View Future Melbourne Committee meeting documentation – 4 September 2012
Other heritage resources
Explore Melbourne’s heritage
Walking tours are a great way to explore Melbourne’s history. There are plenty of fascinating guided tours that operate in the City of Melbourne – see Walking tour operators.
Or if you’d prefer to make your own discoveries, the City of Melbourne has developed a series of self-guided walks to help you explore the city by foot – see Self-guided Melbourne walks.
Heritage iPhone apps
You can also now explore Melbourne’s Heritage via iPhone apps: