The South Australian Heritage Places Database
The South Australian Heritage Places Database is an online search tool to assist people to find information about Heritage Places in South Australia, including locality maps.
The SA Heritage Places Database is a comprehensive listing of:
- State Heritage Places from the South Australian Heritage Register
- Local Heritage Places from South Australian Development Plans
- Contributory Items from South Australian Development Plans
What are Heritage Places?
Heritage places and items in South Australia are protected under the Heritage Places Act 1993 and the Development Act 1993.
State Heritage Places/Areas - The Heritage Places Act 1993 allows for the identification and protection of places of heritage significance to the State. A State Heritage Place is a place entered in the SA Heritage Register or contained within an area established as a State Heritage Area. Once registered, State Heritage Places are protected under both the Heritage Places Act and the Development Act 1993.
For further information about State Heritage Places/Areas please visit: Definitions: State and Local Heritage Places and Contributory Items; World, National and Commonwealth Heritage
Local Heritage Places - The Development Act 1993 enables local councils to identify and list places of local heritage value in Development Plans. Amendments to the Development Plan creating a local heritage place must be supported by appropriate investigations, generally containing the findings of a heritage survey, and places must meet at least one of the criteria in section 23(4) of the Development Act.
For further information about Local Heritage Places and Contributory Items please visit: Definitions: State and Local Heritage Places and Contributory Items; World, National and Commonwealth Heritage
Before using the SA Heritage Places Database we advise that you read the following information:
Queries and Comments
Any queries regarding the South Australian Heritage Places Database can be directed to:
Meredith Vranat, Senior Business Support Officer, Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure
Phone: (08) 8303 0668
Jeffery Sewart, Team Leader Implementation Team, Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure
Phone: (08) 8463 7925
While due care has been taken to ensure that the Heritage Places Database accurately reflects the South Australian Heritage Register and listings of Local Heritage Places in Development Plans, the State of South Australia does not accept liability for the use of the Heritage Database for any purpose. Users should consult the DEH Heritage Branch to confirm the listing of State Heritage Places and the relevant Development Plan for Local Heritage Places/Contributory Items.
In the majority of cases, the maps of State Heritage Places on this web site show the footprints of the most significant structures on a registered Place. However, sometimes they simply indicate the complete area of land comprising the Place. Work is proceeding to further refine the mapping of such places. It is also important to note that development control is not limited to the registered structures but extends to their setting and structures nearby (what is termed ‘development affecting’ a State Heritage Place). Hence it is vital that exact details of the listed place and implications for any proposed development be discussed with Heritage Branch staff or the local Heritage Adviser (where appointed), as they cannot be deduced solely from the information on this web site. The inclusion of a place in the SA Heritage Register gives no right of public access. Permission to visit properties must be sought from the owners. The accuracy of the mapping of State Heritage Places is not guaranteed. Please contact the Heritage Branch (www.environment.sa.gov.au/heritage) if you believe there is an error.
Heritage Database - Online Search
Click Here to access the SA Heritage Places Database Online Search Tool
Heritage Database - Map Search
Click here to access the SA Heritages Places Database via a Map
Heritage Tables in Development Plans
This site also provides the ability to print or export a copy of the current Heritage Tables for each council area. Please follow the “Heritage Places Extraction Tool” link if you would like to export or print a copy of the most current Heritage Table. Just select which Council you would like to view in the drop down list provided in the LGA search function.
Click Here to access to the Heritage Places Extraction Tool (to extract by Development Plan only)
To access downloadable GIS files, click here.