The Australian Heritage Festival, the country's largest community-driven heritage event, returns 1 April – 31 May 2022, celebrating the theme ‘Curiosity'.

The Australian Heritage Festival is Australia’s largest annual community-driven heritage festival. Returning in 2022 with the new theme Curiosity, the festival is set to bring heritage to life through celebration, encouraging the community to actively wonder, investigate, and learn about natural, cultural, Aboriginal, living and built heritage around the nation.

Each year thousands of event organisers and volunteers from across the country host incredible real-time or virtual heritage events for their local communities.

From the city to the regions all across Australia, this is an opportunity for councils, community groups, clubs, historical societies, libraries, museums, galleries, theatres, artists, businesses and enthusiasts to organise events and exhibitions, gather stories and tell them, celebrate through ceremony and performances, and share knowledge through talks, walks, open days, workshops, tours and so much more…

And you’re invited to be part of it!

Event Registration

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Festival Dates

The Australian Heritage Festival will showcase heritage from 1 April – 31 May 2022. Dates of celebration may vary between states within this timeframe; check your state via the ‘Festival near me’ tab for more details.


The 2022 Australian Heritage Festival theme is Curiosity.