The Burra Charter sets a standard of practice for those who provide advice, make decisions about, or undertake works to places of cultural significance, including owners, managers and custodians.
The Charter can be applied to all types of places of cultural significance including natural, Indigenous and historic places with cultural values. Co-existence of cultural values should always be recognised, respected and encouraged. This is especially important in cases where they conflict. See Article 13. Co-existence of cultural values.