Geelong Heritage Advisory Committee

The Council and City are supported of a community-based Heritage Advisory Committee.

The Heritage Advisory Committee has community members from local heritage or community groups and four individual representatives with heritage interests or knowledge.

The role of the Heritage Advisory Committee is to:

  • celebrate and promote awareness of cultural heritage within the municipality
  • provide advice on marketing and promotion opportunities for heritage within the municipality
  • provide advice and recommendations to Council on the documentation, interpretation, management and conservation of history and heritage, including places, objects, collections, in the municipality
  • make recommendations to Council about further work required to identify, document, protect, conserve and promote the heritage of the municipality
  • provide recommendations for nominations of places to local, state or national heritage registers
  • advocate in a professional manner on behalf of the community and celebrate the community's history and heritage
  • assist Council in sourcing external funding or sponsorship opportunities to undertake heritage identification, conservation, promotion, management and education.

Heritage Advisory Committee Members 2021-2023

Nominated Community Group representatives

  • Wadawurrung Traditional Land Owners: tbc
  • Royal Geelong Agricultural &nPastoral Show Society: tbc 
  • Geelong Environment Council: tbc
  • Geelong Library & Heritage Centre: tbc
  • Geelong Museum Association: tbc
  • Geelong One Fire Reconciliation Group: tbc
  • Little River Historical Society: tbc
  • Mount Duneed History Group: (group has disbanded)
  • National Trust of Victoria (Geelong and Regional): tbc
  • North Shore and Norlane Stories: tbc
  • Osborne Park Association Inc: tbc
  • Lara Heritage and Historical Society: tbc
  • Bellarine Historical Society: tbc

Individual Community representatives


Heritage Advisory Committee appointment period

Members are appointed for a period of two years.


The Committee will meet a minimum four time per year (quarterly), outside business hours (evening) at council offices in central Geelong.

Reporting to Council

A report outlining the main topics discussed at each meeting is to be made available on the web. 

The Chairs have the opportunity to refer any matters arising to the Council as relevant to wider policy and decision-making.

Terms of reference

The committee is bound by the terms of reference below.

Need to know more...

For enquiries contact David Scott on 03 5272 4325 or email

Page last updated: Monday, 27 May 2024