The Australian Heritage Festival is the country's largest community-driven celebration of heritage.

For more than 40 years the National Trust has connected the nation through the Australian Heritage Festival celebrations. From the city to the regions across Australia, this is an opportunity for the community to immerse themselves in our rich and diverse heritage, offering unmatched access to special exhibitions, tours, talks, workshops, food fairs, ceremonies, demonstrations, dinners and more.

In 2023, the festival returns in April and May with the theme Shared Stories, and we invite you to be part of the story.

The theme invites event organisers to help us reveal Australia’s layered history by sharing stories of our natural, cultural, built and Indigenous heritage, and encourages the community to build deeper connections by sharing their own rich and diverse stories along the way.

Organisers are encouraged to provide opportunities for the community to actively engage in heritage, uncover untold histories and reflect on the stories that shape our future. Festival attendees are invited to be curious about our shared histories and tales of people, place and culture so that together, Australian’s might share more stories and connections than ever before.


Be part of the 2023 celebrations: