Complementing the New South Wales Heritage Festival is Australian Heritage Week which runs from 13 - 21 April 2014. This national annual event celebrates the places and stories that make Australia and Australians special. The week is about:
raising public awareness of the importance of conserving and protecting our special heritage places, our rich Indigenous heritage and the diverse historic sites that together reflect our development as a nation
encouraging communities and organisations to host a local heritage event or activity
providing an opportunity for all Australians to join together to celebrate our shared and special heritage
The Australian Government supports the New South Wales Heritage Festival through funding and promotion of events on the Australian Heritage Week website.