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. Victoria’s contribution to the festival sees hundreds of events and 150,000 visitors each year attend our state’s celebration of heritage. Participation as an event organiser is FREE and open to anyone in Victoria with an interest in heritage who is willing to run an event. To become a participant you need to register via the link below.

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 Victoria’s stories state-wide  and nationally – and we’d like you to be involved.





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Registrations Now Open!

2017 Festival dates are 18 April to 21 May and registration is FREE.

Register Your Event

Registrations are still OPEN until 31 March for inclusion in the online program

Event registrations received up until the end of March will still have the opportunity to be listed on the Australian Heritage Festival website.

2017 Theme

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

Australian Heritage Festival Printed Program

The Australian Heritage Festival printed program is your guide to what's on during the Festival.

Programs are distributed to all Victorian National Trust members, Trust properties and visitor information centres across the state in March.

Australian Heritage Festival events will also be published online via this website from February 2017. Additional events and updates will also be available.

Please note that registrations for the printed program have closed, however registrations for the online program will continue until the end of March.

Information for Event Organisers

There are a range of advertising and sponsorship opportunities available. Please contact the Victorian Coordinator on 03 9656 9823 or at for more details.

Information for Festival Attendees

The National Trust endeavours to ensure that all Australian Heritage Festival events run as scheduled, however, occasionally events are cancelled.  If you are concerned that an event you plan to attend may have been cancelled please check the Australian Heritage Festival website for the most up-to-date details. Further inquiries should be directed to the contact details accompanying the event information.

If you hear of an event cancellation please contact the Victorian Coordinator on 03 9656 9823 or at so that the online event details can be updated accordingly.

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Australian Heritage Festival e-news

For all of the latest information on the Festival including event registrations, opportunities and upcoming events sign up to dedicated Heritage Festival e-news.

Australian Heritage Festival e-news

Find out more

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6 Parliament Place, East Melbourne

03 9656 9823


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