World Heritage Areas

World Heritage Areas are places that are considered to be of outstanding value to humanity. Their aim is to protect natural and cultural heritage, and listed sites are places that belong to all the people of the world irrespective of their location. Sites that are nominated for World Heritage listing are only inscribed on the list after they have been carefully assessed as representing the best examples of the world's cultural and natural heritage. This assessment is made by the UNECSO World Heritage Comittee. These areas are of the highest conservation value, and Australia currently has 19 World Heritage Areas within its jurisdiction. 

Use the interactive map below to explore the World Heritage Areas of Australia.

How to use this map
 Click on this icon at the top left of the map to see a full screen version and to see the legend.

   Click on this icon also at the top left of the map to zoom in closer to (+ ) or further from (-) the map.