Registrations now openWelcome to the Australian Heritage Festival

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

The Australian Heritage Festival is Australia’s biggest annual community-driven heritage festival. Join the National Trust in celebrating Australia’s cultural heritage, through talks, tours, exhibitions and events across the ACT.

The Festival provides an opportunity for communities, individuals, local governments and organisations to celebrate the places and events that have shaped our heritage.  It’s an opportunity to share the ACT’s stories state-wide and nationally – and we’d like you to be involved.



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The dates for 2017 are 18 April to 21 May.

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2017 Festival theme

The 2017 Australian Heritage Festival theme is Having a Voice and we invite communities across the ACT to tell their stories through different voices, recognising the many narratives that have shaped the ACT.

When has your community joined together to be heard?
What voices deserve to be commemorated in your town?
What stories are shared across cultural groups in your community?
How do you celebrate the voices that have shaped your area?
What sounds are unique to your region?
Does your community celebrate its heritage via song?

Our shared heritage is rich with voices from many cultures – Having a Voice is about taking time to stop and listen to stories from every corner of our society.

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