From the history of Greek corner stores to stories of floods, fires and wars - the 2017 Australian Heritage Festival had it all!

More than 500,000 people around Australia attended at least one of the 1,126 events which were held by 902 local organisers. Many events were staged by dedicated volunteers who worked hard to showcase the best of local heritage, history and culture.

We’d like to say thank you to everyone who supported the month of activities by hosting events or by attending an event.

We hope you can join Australia’s largest grass roots heritage festival again in 2018 and continue to show your support for cultural and historic assets from around the country.

The Australian Heritage Festival was supported through funding from the Australian Government’s National Trusts Partnership Program.



Ongoing support

Unlike previous years, support for the Festival will continue across the year. We are giving greater emphasis to building stronger community engagement and will create “The Organiser Panel”, which will bring together committed participants from across the country to help us shape the development and delivery of the festival programme.

This website and our social media channels will stay active throughout the year – promoting all things heritage, with news updates and special interest stories and event organiser tips. Please continue to use the hashtag #AHF2017 when posting about this year’s festival.

If you’re interested in joining The Organiser Panel please contact us on

Read a message from The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP, Minister for the Environment and Energy, about the importance of honouring our heritage.

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