Department of the Environment and Water Resources, September 2007
About this fact sheet
The Register of the National Estate is a list of natural, Indigenous and historic heritage places throughout Australia. From 19 February 2007 the Register has been frozen, meaning that no places can be added or removed.
The Register of the National Estate was originally established under the Australian Heritage Commission Act 1975. Under that Act, the Australian Heritage Commission entered more than 13,000 places in the register. In 2004, responsibility for maintaining the Register shifted to the Australian Heritage Council, under the Australian Heritage Council Act 2003 (AHC Act).