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Blue Plaques NSW

Sharing stories of the extraordinary people and events that have shaped our state.


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are advised that this website may contain the images, voices and names of people who have passed away.

Nominations are now open!

Nominations for the next round of blue plaques are now open!

If you know a person, group, or event from the past that deserves to be recognised, nominate them for a blue plaque today.

For the first time, you can also vote for the People's Choice blue plaque from a shortlist of nominations that just missed out in previous rounds.

Nominations close Sunday 30 June 2024.

Featured stories

Betro Abicare (Abikhair)

Betro Abicare (C1870–1938) was a Lebanese immigrant, builder and entrepreneur who made a major contribution to the development of Albury’s commercial centre.

Betro Abicare

Charmian Clift

Charmian Clift (1923-1969) was a writer best remembered for her witty and insightful essays published as a weekly newspaper column between 1964 and 1969.

A black and white photograph of a woman sitting on a couch with her hand resting on her head

The Camden Red Cross sewing circles

The Camden wartime sewing circles played a vital role on the home front during the First and Second World Wars.

CAmden Sewing Circles

Dorothea Mackellar

Dorothea Mackellar (1885–1968) penned the iconic words ‘I love a sunburnt country’ to describe the Australian landscape that captured her heart.

Dr Charles Perkins

Dr Charles Perkins (1936–2000) dedicated his life to the cause of civil rights for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Dr Charles Perkins

Grace Cossington Smith

Grace Cossington Smith (1892–1984) is one of Australia’s most celebrated modernist painters, renowned for her iconic Sydney cityscapes and luminous interiors.

Albert (Tibby) Cotter

Australian test cricketer Albert ‘Tibby’ Cotter (1883–1917) was one of Australia’s earliest masters of the art of fast bowling.

Bondi Surf Bathers Life Saving Club

The Bondi Surf Bathers Life Saving Club became Australia's first recorded surf lifesaving club in February 1907.

A black and white photo of a group of people in Edwardian clothes posing for a photo in front of a weatherboard shack

Quong Tart 梅光達

Moy Quong Tart (1850–1903) was a successful restaurateur, tea and silk merchant, anti-opium campaigner, and philanthropist.

Aboriginal Cultural Heritage

Aboriginal cultural heritage refers to places, objects and stories which are significant for Aboriginal people and the story of New South Wales.

Aboriginal cultural knowledge provides crucial links between the past and present and represents an essential part of the identities of Aboriginal people.

More about Aboriginal cultural heritage

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Acknowledgement of Country

Heritage NSW acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout NSW and their deep and continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures, and to Elders past and present.