Heritage Victoria, as part of the Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure (DTPLI), operates the only archaeological conservation centre in Victoria. Artefacts regularly enter the Heritage Victoria collection having been retrieved from archaeological sites on land, from shipwrecks, or from other registered heritage places.
There are approximately 60,000 artefacts at the Conservation and Research Centre, about 50,000 of these have been recovered from archaeological sites on land. The other 10,000 have been recovered from shipwrecks such as the Loch Ard and the SS City of Launceston. PLEASE NOTE THAT HERITAGE VICTORIA DOES NOT PROVIDE VALUATIONS