The Australian Fossil Mammal Site was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1994.
The Australian Fossil Mammal Site was one of 15 World Heritage places included in the National Heritage List on 21 May 2007.
The Australian Fossil Mammal Site is a serial listing with sites at Naracoorte in South Australia and Riversleigh in Queensland. Among the world’s 10 greatest fossil sites they are a superb illustration of the key stages in the evolution of the unique fauna of Australia - the world's most isolated continent. They are outstanding for the extreme diversity and the quality of preservation of their fossils and help us to understand the history of mammal lineages in modern Australia.