The Tasmanian Heritage Register records those places in Tasmania that are of historic cultural heritage significance. These places are important to Tasmania and Tasmanians because of their contribution to our culture and society and their subsequent role in our tourism industry.
At July 2004, there were 5,281 registered places of historic cultural heritage on the Tasmanian Heritage Register. They included a broad range of places, including:
- houses, public buildings, churches, shops, warehouses, barns, sheds and a service station;
- cemeteries, walls (e.g. the sandstone wall along Sandy Bay Road, Hobart) and bridges; and
In order to be included on the Register a place must meet the following criteria:
- trees, hedges and gardens (e.g. Hobart's St David's Park and Launceston's City Park).
- importance in demonstrating the evolution or pattern of Tasmania's history;
- demonstrates rare, uncommon or endangered aspects of Tasmania's heritage;
- has potential to yield information that will contribute to an understanding of Tasmania's history;
- importance as a representative in demonstrating the characteristics of a broader class of cultural places;
- importance in demonstrating a high degree of technical achievement;
- has a strong or special meaning for any group or community because of social, cultural or spiritual associations; and
(Source: Historic Cultural Heritage Act 1995.)
- has special association with the life or work of a person, group or an organisation that was important in Tasmania's history.