Heritage Victoria, as part of the Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning, is the Victorian State Government's principal cultural (non-Indigenous) heritage agency. Heritage Victoria identifies, protects and interprets Victoria's most significant cultural heritage resources. It advises private owners, local and State government, industry and the general community on heritage matters. Heritage Victoria's aim is to make heritage identification, protection and management accessible and easily understood.
Heritage Victoria manages a large collection of archaeological artefacts from historical land and seabed excavations. The collection is available for research, viewable online through the Victorian Archaeological Artefact Database (http://artefacts.heritage.vic.gov.au/imu.php?request=search), or by appointment. In addition, artefacts are available for loan to organisations for exhibitions, research, or educational projects. Contact Heritage Victoria for details at (03) 9415 4402.