The unique history of Kingston is illustrated by a wide variety of heritage places that include buildings, neighbourhood precincts, trees, landscape areas, and urban forms.
Our heritage places reflect the key themes that have shaped the development of the City since its beginnings in the 1840s. From the growth of the railways during the interwar periods, to the development of the seaside areas, to the post-war industrial and residential expansion.
Our heritage is highly valued by the community, which has shown support for controls and policies that protect places of identified significance. For more details, download the brochure below.
A list of Heritage properties identified as having significance to the City of Kingston is available - download as a spreadsheet.
Heritage and the Planning and Environment Act
Key Heritage Terms and Definitions
Heritage Amendment C46
Kingston Heritage Study Stage 1
Kingston Heritage Study Stage 2
If you require a citation for a heritage listed property or precinct please contact the Strategic Planning team on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 03 9581 4713.
For information regarding heritage conservation, protection or listing of heritage places, you may wish to contact the following agencies:
City of Kingston
For queries about the Kingston Heritage Study, heritage sites and planning scheme amendments that apply Heritage Overlay controls, contact our Strategic Planning team on 9581 4713 or visit the Heritage page.
Historical stories and photographs that bring history to life can be found on our Historical Website. Our City Historian, Dr Graham Whitehead, can be reached on 1300 135 668.
Victorian Heritage Council and Heritage Victoria
To find out about the Victorian Heritage Register and the Heritage Act 1995, contact:
Phone: (03) 9938 6894
Address: GPO Box 2392, Melbourne 3001
National Trust of Australia (Victoria)
Phone: (03) 9656 9800
Address: Tasma Terrace, 4 Parliament Pl, East Melbourne 3002