Heritage is about the things from the past which
are valued enough today to save for tomorrow.

Who We Are

Heritage Perth Inc. (formerly known as the City of Perth Heritage Appeal) was inaugurated in June, 2005 as a joint venture between the City of Perth and the National Trust of Australia (WA). In October, 2008 Heritage Perth became an independent organisation, retaining strong links to its principal partner, the City of Perth.

The role of Heritage Perth is to present the heritage of the city of Perth in a positive way, demonstrating it as a valuable social, environmental and economic asset.

In 2019, after raising the profile of heritage in Perth for over a decade, the independent organisation will cease to exist, with its name, events and activities finding a new home within the City of Perth, where it will continue to be resourced and equipped to deliver heritage outcomes.

The City is delighted to welcome Heritage Perth to its new home, where its reputation, cultural value and programs will continue to thrive and grow. 

The City of Perth warmly thanks Heritage Perth, Executive Directors, staff, its Board and all stakeholders who have supported its goals and enabled heritage to flourish in the city.


Heritage Perth Vision Statement:

A city where heritage places are respected, well conserved and maintained, with an informed and concerned community that values and celebrates its heritage for the contribution it makes to Perth’s ‘sense of place’.  A community that works together to protect Perth’s irreplaceable heritage places through innovative and dynamic heritage projects that emphasise coordination, integration and managed change for the benefit of present and future generations.

Heritage Perth’s Aim is to:

“Actively support the conservation and interpretation of Perth’s
heritage, encouraging a culture that values and celebrates it.”

Heritage Perth’s Objectives:

  • Be Perth’s leading deliverer of heritage-related projects
  • Wide-spread recognition that the heritage sites of the city of Perth are a positive economic and community asset which are appropriately conserved and interpreted
  • Perth’s heritage sites recognised as a significant visitor opportunity
  • Sufficient funds raised, from all possible sources, to support the purposes and projects of Heritage Perth