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.

Official Launch

The 2017 Australian Heritage Festival was officially launched at Government House, Canberra on April the 18th by His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Ret'd).

Read his full speech.