The National Trust Heritage Festival began back in 1980 and has become Australia’s biggest festival of heritage and culture. Thanks to the amazing involvement and support of thousands of volunteers every year we’ve become the nation’s favourite heritage festival – and things are about to get even better!

We’ve got a new name and a new home for event organisers to register their events and join an amazing network of local organisers across the country.

Welcome to the 2017 Australian Heritage Festival!

Some things haven’t changed. We still want everybody to join us in celebrating Australia’s historic, natural and Aboriginal heritage during the months of April and May.

The changes we have made are designed to make the festival more exciting and inclusive, about being part of the community. We aren’t reinventing the wheel but we have a newly focused approach and a clear vision. We want to be more successful, more inclusive, more influential, more recognised and yes, drive even more people to your events.

Our support

By registering with us you will join the Australian Heritage Festival community and we can offer you:

  • Free materials to help you promote your event
  • A range of extra resources to download from the organiser information page including: logos; templates; media guide; fact files on a wide range of topics; evaluation materials
  • Inclusion on the national website
  • Potential to be highlighted in the national media campaign
  • Guidance on the phone or via email

Official Launch

This year we are proud to announce that the Australian Heritage Festival will be officially launched at Government House, Canberra on April the 18th.