The State Heritage Office
The State Heritage Office is a State Government department that supports the Heritage Council and Minister for Heritage to identify, celebrate and promote the conservation and sensitive development of cultural heritage places in WA.
We carry out most of the Heritage Council’s day-to-day operations, projects and service delivery. Delegation of responsibilities from the Council to the Office occurs within the framework of a formal delegation policy.
The State Heritage Office also manages the conservation and operations of the World Heritage listed Fremantle Prison. Fremantle Prison was decommissioned as a maximum security goal in 1991. Since opening to the public in 1992, Fremantle Prison has developed into a successful tourist attraction and welcomes more than 192,500 visitors through its gates each year.
The State Heritage Office's Executive Director is Graeme Gammie.
The two flow charts below show how the State Heritage Office works with the Heritage Council on assessing places for the State Register and on managing change to State Registered places through development referrals.
How places are entered in the State Register of Heritage Places
The development referral process