Australian Heritage Festival program in Victoria is coordinated by the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) (NTAV) and supports the National Trust’s mission “to inspire the community to appreciate, conserve and celebrate its natural, cultural and Indigenous heritage.” Registrations for the online Festival program close on 31 March 2018.

The objectives of the festival are:

  • To communicate how heritage values and Victoria’s culture can enrich our lives
  • To provide opportunities for communities, local government and organisations to celebrate Victoria’s heritage
  • To enable active engagement in the conservation and management of heritage places and values

The Australian Heritage Festival is Australia’s biggest annual community-driven heritage festival. In Victoria the Festival is comprised of events from across the state
organised by NTAV properties and Branches, community groups, local councils, individuals and other organisations. The NTAV coordinates the registration of Festival events, promoting the program to a wide audience with interest in cultural heritage. The Festival begins annually on the 18th of April, the International Day for Monuments and Sites, and in 2018 will draw to a close on the 20th of May.

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2018 Victorian Program

The 2018 Australian Heritage Festival printed program for Victoria is now available to pick up from event organisers, Visitor Information Centres in metro and regional areas across Victoria, at the Melbourne Airport Visitor Information Centre, as well as from National Trust properties and Branches. You can download a digital copy here.

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Organisers Media Kit

Whether you are a new event organiser, or have joined us in previous years, we recommend that you download our official AHF Organisers Kit for full details of the festival, an outline of our Friend of the Festival program and frequently asked questions.

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Instagram Competition

We’re giving you the chance to win a free National Trust family membership valid for one year. Simply attend an Australian Heritage Festival event in Victoria between 31 March–31 May and share your experiences of the My Culture, My Story theme on Instagram to enter.

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