The Heritage Council assesses items for listing on the State Heritage Register against these criteria. It must meet at least two of the seven criteria. However if an item satisfies only one of the criteria and is of such particular significance, listing will be highly likely
a) an item is important in the course, or pattern, of NSW's cultural or natural history.
b) an item has strong or special association with the life or works of a person, or group of persons, of importance in NSW's cultural or natural history.
c) an item is important in demonstrating aesthetic characteristics and/or a high degree of creative or technical achievement in NSW.
d) an item has strong or special association with a particular community or cultural group in NSW for social, cultural or spiritual reasons.
e) an item has potential to yield information that will contribute to an understanding of NSW's cultural or natural history.
f) an item possesses uncommon, rare or endangered aspects of NSW's cultural or natural history.
g) an item is important in demonstrating the principal characteristics of a class of NSW's cultural or natural places, or cultural or natural environments.