The Burra Charter (pdf, 2MB), The Australia International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) Charter for Places of Cultural Significance was developed by to provide guidance on the conservation and management of places of cultural significance.
The Burra Charter and its accompanying guidelines are considered the best practice standard for cultural heritage management in Australia and internationally. The Charter was first adopted in 1979 and has been revised several times in 1981, 1988 and 1999. The current charter was accepted by Australia ICOMOS on 31 October 2013. ANU applies the principles of the Burra Charter in the management and conservation of its heritage places.