The Burra Charter was first adopted in 1979 at the
historic South Australian mining town of Burra; minor
revisions were made in 1981 and 1988. Following a five
year review, more substantial changes were made resulting
in this version which was adopted by Australia ICOMOS
in November 1999. All Australia ICOMOS documents
are regularly reviewed and Australia ICOMOS welcomes
This booklet also contains the three Guidelines to the
Burra Charter and the Code on the Ethics of Coexistence. These have yet to be revised to accord with the
1999 Charter, but are included here for completeness.
Australia ICOMOS plans to update them with the aim of
completing a consistent suite of documents when the
Charter itself is next reviewed.