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 are now open and will close on Monday 12 April.

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.

We recommend that organisers download and read the Victorian Organisers Kit 2021 before registration. The Victorian Organisers Kit provides further information on planning your event, frequently asked questions, and key dates in Victoria. The Kit can be accessed at the bottom of the webpage.

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. Please download and read the Victorian Organisers Kit for further information.


If you have any questions, please contact our team here.

Feature image: Art in the Landscape Tour, Winton Wetlands, 2019 Australian Heritage Festival 

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Organisers Kit

The Victorian Organisers Kit has everything you need to know about running a successful event in the Festival. Whether you are a new event organiser, or have joined us in previous years, we recommend that you download our Kit for full details on the Festival and frequently asked questions.