Goulburn courthouse
Image: Construction of Goulburn courthouse was started in 1836

The preservation of our heritage buildings is extremely important. Our dedicated Asset Management branch is responsible for maintaining the 123 courthouses throughout the state that have some form of heritage listing.

The department maintains a Heritage Register that details these courts as well as some historic Aboriginal sites.

Heritage courthouses

Around 75 per cent of courthouses in NSW are heritage listed. They range from the classical Windsor courthouse, built in 1821 and the oldest surviving courthouse in the state, through Victorian, Federation and more recent courthouses.

All heritage-listed courthouses are included in the department's new Section 170 Heritage Register, which provides details about the history and significance of the buildings.

The heritage courthouses are maintained and developed by the department's Asset Management Branch, which follows the principles laid down in the Burra Charter and the Heritage Act 1977 (NSW). In 2006, the department developed a Heritage Asset Management Strategy, which covers these valuable buildings as well as some historic Aboriginal sites.

Last updated:

12 Jul 2020

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