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Local Heritage Places

The City of Victor Harbor has a unique character, which is highly valued by many residents and visitors to the area. The area has been a popular seaside holiday destination for around 130 years. The many surviving historic buildings in the region make a substantial contribution to its character and to the appeal of the area for tourists and holidaymakers who contribute to the region’s economy.

The Council is committed to conserving the built heritage in Victor Harbor. A total of approximately 89 places have been included as Local Heritage Places in Council’s Development Plan.  

See the Local Heritage Places help guide for more information.

Check out the Heritage Places Brochure or Discovery Trail Brochure to discover places of historical signifiance in Victor Harbor. Hardcopies of these brochures are also avaliable at the City of Victor Harbor Civic Centre, Library and Visitor Information Centre.


Heritage Trail   


Heritage Advisory Service

The City of Victor Harbor has a Heritage Advisory Serviceto assist in the management of heritage assets.  The Heritage Adviser can provide valuable advice and assistance in matters relating to heritage places.  For more information regarding Council’s Heritage Advisory Service, click here.


Local Heritage Incentives Grant Scheme

To demonstrate its commitment to conserving Victor Harbor’s built heritage, Council initiated a Local Heritage Incentives Grant Scheme in 2005 to assist owners in conserving and maintaining Local Heritage places.

The Local Heritage Incentives Grant Scheme is a monetary fund set aside by Council to provide subsidies for owners for work associated with the conservation of their Local Heritage places. The Local Heritage Incentives Grant Scheme help guide provides more information.

Local Heritage Incentives Grant Application Form.pdf


Heritage Exemption to Development Application Fees

Development Applications fees are set out in Schedule 6 of the Development Regulations 2008.

Heritage listed buildings and/or places are exempt from the following Development Application fees:

Lodgement Fees

  • Additional Lodgement Fee (over $5,000)
  • Staged Consent Fee

           Note:  The base lodgement fee needs to be paid.

Development Plan Assessment Fees

  • Development Plan Assessment Fee up to a maximumof $300
  • State Heritage Branch Referral Fee

Building Rules Assessment Fees

  • Building Rules Assessment Fee up to a maximum of $100


Heritage Advisory Group

A Heritage Advisory Group was established August 2019 to replace the dissolved Heritage Advisory Committee.

Click here to see agenda and minutes of the Heritage Advisory Group.

Click here to see agendas and minutes of the dissolved Heritage Advisory Committee.


Survey of Heritage Places 
(Donovan & Associates - 1997)

Victor Harbor Heritage Survey Volume 1 - Survey Overview

Victor Harbor Heritage Survey Volume 2 - Built Heritage



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