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Queensland places in the National Heritage List

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Since 2012, one Queensland place has been entered in the National Heritage List — the Dig Tree and Fort Wills Site (part of The Burke, Wills, King and Yandruwandha National Heritage Place), south west Queensland. There are 12 Queensland places on the National Heritage List.

Heritage places (information applies statewide, map locations are for reference only)

Queensland

The National Heritage List is Australia’s list of natural, historic and Indigenous places of outstanding significance to the nation.

National Heritage listing occurs through a nomination process, assessed by the Australian Heritage Council against set criteria and ultimately decided by the federal Minister for the Environment:

Of the 112 places on the National Heritage List, 12 are in Queensland:

  • Australian Fossil Mammal Sites, Riversleigh, western Queensland (natural)
  • Dinosaur Stampede National Monument, Winton-Jundah Rd, western Queensland (natural)
  • Fraser Island, southern Queensland coast (natural)
  • Glass House Mountains National Landscape, south east Queensland (natural, Indigenous and historic)
  • Great Artesian Basin Springs: Elizabeth Springvale Rd, western Queensland (natural)
  • Great Barrier Reef, (natural)
  • Ngarrabullgan, Mount Mulligan Rd, north Queensland (Indigenous)
  • QANTAS Hangar, Longreach, western Queensland (historic)
  • Tree of Knowledge and curtilage, Barcaldine, western Queensland (historic)
  • Wet Tropics of Queensland, north Queensland (natural)
  • Gondwana Rainforests of Australia, south east Queensland (natural)
  • The Dig Tree and Fort Wills Site (part of The Burke, Wills, King and Yandruwandha National Heritage Place), south west Queensland (historic).

Four places on the National Heritage List are entered in the Queensland Heritage Register:

  • Glass House Mountains National Landscape
  • QANTAS Hangar, Longreach
  • The Dig Tree and Fort Wills Site
  • The Tree of Knowledge.

The places currently listed do not necessarily represent the full extent of Queensland’s natural, historic and Indigenous places that may meet the criteria for entry on the National List.

More information:

Indicator: Change in number of National Heritage Places in the National Heritage List

Change in number of National Heritage places located in Queensland in the National Heritage List for 2004-2017.

Download data from Queensland Government data

Last updated 8 January 2019