Heritage consists of those places and objects that we as a community have inherited from the past and want to hand on to future generations. Our heritage gives us a sense of living history and provides a physical link to the work and way of life of earlier generations. It enriches our lives and helps us to understand who we are today. Mosman’s heritage is diverse and includes buildings, monuments, Aboriginal places, gardens, bridges, landscapes, archaeological sites, streets and conservation areas.
- Heritage Listings
There are almost 500 Heritage Items and Archaeological Sites and 11 Heritage Conservation Areas listed in Mosman.
- Advisory Service
Council runs a Heritage Advisory Service where free advice from a qualified Heritage Architect can be obtained for heritage listed properties.
- Mosman Heritage Fund
The Fund provides dollar for dollar funding for conservation works to Heritage Items and buildings located within Heritage Conservation Areas.
- Mosman's Built Heritage DVD
A film looking at the built heritage of Mosman written and presented by the well known architect, architectural historian, author and former academic, Robert Irving OAM.
- Mosman's Architectural Heritage
A book by Robert Staas that explores the distinctive architectural styles that are part of Mosman’s rich cultural heritage.
- Conservation & maintenance
A number of information sheets are available to assist owners with advice on painting, front fence styles, carports and garages and additions to houses.
- Aboriginal Heritage
Evidence of Aboriginal occupation can be found in all landforms across Mosman. Impressive rock art and the shell middens around Mosman’s foreshore offers us glimpses into the past.
- Heritage Studies
A number of local studies have been carried out in order to make informed planning decisions. They are collected on this page.
- Heritage Walks
There are many beautiful foreshore, bushland and heritage walks in Mosman.