Advanced Places/Objects Search

Search tips

Using 'enter' to execute a search

You can use the enter key on your keyboard to execute a search, but only if your cursor is located in a search field. If your last action was to select an option from a dropdown menu, you'll need to click back into a search field for the search to execute using the enter key.

Searching for a place/object record 'owned' by a listing organisation

The records in VHD are owned by a number of diffferent organisations. This includes the Heritage Council of Victoria, local councils, the National Trust and the Victorian War Heritage Inventory. This may mean that a single place or object has multiple records, as each record owner maintains their own record for a particular place/object. For example, a place may be on the Victorian Heritage Register, as well as having a non-statutory National Trust listing.

To search for a place or object record 'owned' by a particular organisation, select the record owner from the dropdown list. You can search for more than one record owner by holding down the control key on your keyboard, and then selecting the listing owners to you wish search on.

Heritage categories

Heritage Act categories are assigned to places and objects when they are included the Victorian Heritage Register. Note that places/objects categorised as archaeological places or archaeological relics are  places/objects on the Victorian Heritage Register - not the Heritage Inventory.

Geography

Geography

Searching for a place/object located within a municipality

To search for a place or object that is located within the geographic boundary of a municipality, select the municipality from the dropdown list.

You can search for more than one municipality by holding down the control key on your keyboard, and then selecting the municipalities to you wish search on.

Architecture

Theme

Details

Details

Dates of Construction

Dates of construction may have been attributed to the start and end date of a building's construction, or phases of its development.

Search using ID Number

If searching for a record using an ID number, the following conventions must be used:

Victorian Heritage Register (VHR) records - all VHR records have a four digit number that begins with H, eg. H0001. You must include the H as part of your search.

Heritage Inventory (HI) records - HI records begin with H or D (de-listed). You must include the H or D as part of your search, e.g.H7524-0103 or D7822-0224.

Heritage Overlay (HO) records - these are records for places included in Heritage Overlays of planning schemes administered by local councils. The prefix HO must be used when searching using a HO number, e.g. HO9.