Heritage Register: search for places or objects

You can search the Northern Territory (NT) Heritage Register to find all declared heritage places and objects as well as those which have been nominated to the register. 

Heritage places are protected by the Heritage Act. Read the law

Places with automatic protection

Some types of places and objects are automatically protected by the Heritage Act.

These include all Aboriginal and Macassan archaeological places and objects. Read more about Indigenous heritage.

Sites with limited or no access

In some cases, when you search the Heritage Register, you will find that information about a place is 'non-public'.

This means information about the place is not publicly available for reasons like cultural sensitivities.

Some sites are also on private land  and you must get permission from the land owner if you want to visit them.

If you have any questions or want more information about sites with restricted or limited access call the Heritage Branch (08) 8999 5039.

How to search the Heritage Register

You can search by going to the NT Heritage Register website.

If you want to nominate a place or object to be on the heritage register go to nominate a place or object.

National and international heritage lists

There are also places and objects in the NT that are not on the NT Heritage register because they are protected by Commonwealth legislation.

These include the NT's two World Heritage sites Kakadu and Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Parks and places like the the Larrakeyah Barracks Precinct in Darwin.

Go to the Australian Government Department of Environment website for a list of all of the following: 

  • World Heritage list
  • National Heritage list
  • Commonwealth Heritage list
  • Australian National Shipwreck database
  • List of overseas places of historic significance to Australia
  • Register of the National Estate. 

Heritage Branch contacts

Darwin and Top End

GPO Box 1680
Darwin NT 0801 

Level 1 Arnhemica House
16 Parap Road
Darwin NT

Phone: (08) 8999 5039

Alice Springs and Central Australia 

PO Box 2130
Alice Springs 
NT 0871 

Level 1 Greenwell Building
50 Bath Street
Alice Springs NT

Phone: (08) 8951 9247

NT Heritage Council

For information and to contact the NT Heritage Council go to the Department of Lands, Planning and the Environment website.

Last updated: 24 August 2016