Welcome to the Australian Heritage Festival in the Australian Capital Territory.

This year the theme for the festival is ‘Our Heritage for the Future’ as we look with twenty-twenty vision to the importance of all facets of heritage in honouring the stories of our past, celebrating lived heritage as it evolves in the present, and looking to the future to ensure the stories of our culture, significant historical and natural places and Indigenous heritage is protected for future generations.

Commencing on World Heritage Day and running from 18 April to 19 May 2021, the Australian Heritage Festival is an opportunity for all the community to organise events and exhibitions, gather stories and tell them, celebrate through ceremony and performances, share knowledge through talks, walks and tours, and have fun bringing heritage to life.

The National Trust looks forward to promoting events in cities, towns, for community groups, businesses, Councils, conservation groups, museums, galleries, libraries, churches, synagogues, mosques, temples, retail centres, universities and schools.

If registering an event please ensure that all Australian Heritage Festival events are COVID safe; please click here for more information including current restrictions and to download a COVID 19 safety plan.

We are fortunate in the ACT to also have the Canberra and Region Heritage Festival, which will run from 6-26 April 2021. The theme is ‘Reimagine which has been carried over from last year. The National Trust of Australia (ACT) will hold several events during this festival. To register an event, or to see all the events listed, go to: https://www.environment.act.gov.au/heritage/heritage-festival.

We encourage you to register for both Festivals!