About Us

GML Heritage is one of Australia’s most respected heritage consultancies, and winner of the 2020 Consult Australia Client Choice Awards for Best Heritage Consulting Firm. 

GML Heritage opened in 1989, pioneering bold new approaches to thinking about heritage. It’s something we remain true to today. Looking beyond the obvious, we shape heritage futures through clever, independent thinking, trusted advice, and powerful solutions for projects from planning to completion.

We collaborate with clients across the public, private, corporate and not-for-profit sectors to generate fresh perspectives for all heritage matters. With our archive of experience in heritage, today we thrive on collaborating to expand our thinking and yours. We understand that insight, analysis and creative thinking, combined with pragmatic and sensible advice, generates the best outcomes for even the most challenging projects.

GML Heritage and Context

GML Heritage and Context, Melbourne, formally merged in October 2017. The merger of two of Australia’s foremost heritage consultancies was a natural progression. We have shared values and a commitment to new futures for heritage.

With an expanded team of consultants we bring together a deep archive of experience and knowledge across cultural heritage.

Though this exciting collaboration we provide our clients with fresh insight and thinking for today’s planning, development and heritage projects across Australia and overseas.

All team members and contact details remain unchanged for GML Heritage in Sydney and Canberra, and for Context in Melbourne.

Please get in touch if you would like to learn more and meet our team.

Lifelong Learning at GML and Context

At GML and Context, lifelong learning is something we value.  We think there is always something new to discover about ourselves, our work and our world. We are committed to providing a continuous improvement program that not only helps our people master working life at GML and Context, but also engages them in industry theory and practice and helps them maintain their wellbeing. Our people learn from their colleagues and external speakers about new research, contemporary industry issues, use of software programs, self-care and wellbeing, contract reviews and Work Health and Safety.


We acknowledge our responsibilities under the Corporations Act 2001, and to our shareholders, employees, clients, suppliers, community and other stakeholders.

Incorporated in 1989, today GML Heritage is part of a group of companies that are largely employee owned. The companies are governed by separate boards comprised of non-executive and executive directors.  Each board is led by a non-executive chairperson.

The boards are strategic in focus and lead the company’s vision to provide influential and creative services that re-shape the future of heritage. Implementation of the vision is the responsibility of the CEO and the executive management team across Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne.

Memberships and Panels

We are pre-approved to sit on several procurement panels, simplifying the engagement process for many government agencies. Contact us to find out if we are pre-approved in your department.

GML is a proud member of Consult Australia, the Property Council of Australia and the Property Institute of Australia. We have corporate memberships with the National Trust, Sydney Living Museums and AusHeritage. Our consultants are registered architects, certified practising planners, professional historians and members of professional heritage and archaeology associations.