We’re excited to announce that the 2021 Australian Heritage Festival in Victoria is back for another year, running from 18 April to 2 May.

While 2020 has been a challenging year, for many, it has created space to reflect on the places, practices, traditions, objects and ‘things’ that enrich our lives. The 2021 Australian Heritage Festival will be an opportunity to reconnect with the places and traditions we value, and to share them with a broad-ranging audience.

The 2021 Festival will look a little different, and won’t include the production of the Victorian Printed Program. This is to ensure flexibility for all event organisers who may require changes to their event details.


Registrations for the 2021 Australian Heritage Festival in Victoria will open in January, and we invite organisations and individuals to register events that celebrate our rich Aboriginal cultural heritage, historic buildings and places, natural landscapes, stories and oral histories, and to highlight aspects of our past that often get overlooked.

We call on all festival participants to challenge their concept of heritage and reflect on the significance of everyday life, including what we eat and drink, music and dance, popular culture, local landmarks, archives and collections, and arts and crafts, and to demonstrate how heritage is more than just bricks and mortar, but is also about our communities and the role they’ve played in shaping the past.

COVID-19 Guidelines

All events registered in the Australian Heritage Festival must comply with the COVID-19 safety guidelines of the Department of Health and Human Services Victoria. The National Trust will provide further guidance for event organisers prior to registration.

If you have any questions, please contact our team.