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.

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


Event Registration

We thank the hundreds of event organisers and volunteers from across the country who hosted incredible real-time or virtual heritage events for their local communities, and members of the public who attended in 2022.

Registration for 2023 will open in December. 

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Be part of the 2023 celebrations: