Victorian War Heritage Inventory

picture-of-a-war-memorialWelcome to the Victorian War Heritage Inventory

Visit the Victorian War Heritage Inventory.

What type of records are held on this Inventory?

The Victorian War Heritage Inventory is a database that contains information and images of places relating to Victoria's war history including war memorials, avenues of honour, memorial buildings, former defence sites and places of commemoration.

It also lists over 3,000 honour rolls and you can search through 97,000 names inscribed on them.

The Inventory was developed as a joint project between the Veterans Unit and Heritage Victoria.

Are heritage places protected because they are on this Inventory?

Please note that the listing of a place on this Inventory does not automatically guarantee it heritage protection, although many listed places are protected. For more information about the heritage protection system in Victoria, including the Victorian Heritage Register and Local Heritage Overlays, contact Heritage Victoria.

Contributions to the Inventory

Many Victorians have contributed records, text and images to this Inventory. We particularly thank Bob Christey who donated a significant database of information and photographs relating to war memorials across Victoria based on his dedicated personal research over many years.

We also appreciate the donation of a large and important database by the family of Ken Goudie. For over 20 years Ken collected information and images relating to over 3,000 Victorian honour rolls and 97,000 service personnel. Both databases represent a considerable archive of information resulting from untold hours of volunteer work.

If you would like to contribute new sites or information about existing sites to the Inventory, please email or you can use the online contribution forms once your are using the database.

Last updated on Thursday, 21 December 2017