Australian Heritage Festival 2021: 18 April – 19 May.

We’d love you to join us for this year’s festival where we will be celebrating the theme Our Heritage for the Future.

The Australian Heritage Festival is an inclusive event, encouraging different interpretations of heritage and culture around the country and we welcome a diverse range of events to create one big festival across the nation.

Please follow the steps below to register. If you get stuck at any point, contact your state co-ordinator.

Step 1 - Submit your event details

Submit your registration form to the team. Please note that the form needs to be completed in one go (there is no opportunity to save and return to it later). The name/s entered will be our main contact within your organisation.

To successfully complete your registration you will need:

It’s a good idea to prepare your answers before registering online, feel free to print a copy of the registration questions.

Listings of all festival events go live for public viewing at the launch of the website from mid-February. It doesn’t mean you can’t still enter – we keep registrations open until late March. Entries submitted after mid-February will be added to the festival website as quickly as possible.

Every entry is checked by the team to ensure that it meets the criteria and the information is clear – not to mention exciting and inviting so we attract a great audience for you Australian Heritage Festival event. If there's a query we'll be in touch. If you have questions, we’re here to help.

Step 2 - Promote your event

The National Trust of Australia will promote official Australian Heritage Festival events on Facebook and Twitter. Events with a ‘special something’ will also attract public relations support and hopefully – media attention.

If you share your events on your organisation’s Facebook page or Twitter feed be sure to tag us on

Facebook: AustralianHeritageFestival
Twitter: @HeritageFestAus

Step 3 - Have a great event

We are here to help, so let us know if anything needs changing in the run up to the event.

Keep it safe, though. Double check your risk assessment measures, ensure wherever possible you’ve provided accessibility, and promote, promote, promote. The more people you tell, the more people come and enjoy.

Step 4 - Tell us how it went

All participating events officially listed in the Australian Heritage Festival will need to complete an evaluation. It is a condition of entry that all event holders complete the survey provided by the National Trust at the conclusion of the Australian Heritage Festival.

Step 5 - While you’re here – why not join the National Trust of Australia

If you or your organisation are not already National Trust members and would like to support our work, which includes the Australian Heritage Festival, become a National Trust member today.