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. Western Australia’s contribution to the festival sees over 150 events and over tens of thousands of visitors each year.  The WA festival programme of natural, Aboriginal and historic focused events 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 Australia’s stories and we’d like you to be involved.

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Registrations are now open

2017 Festival dates are 18 April to 21 May.

Register Your Event

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As a condition of entry you must provide the National Trust WA with a copy of your Certificate of Currency.

You’ll be asked to submit your Certificate of Currency as part of the registration process, your entry cannot be submitted without a valid Certificate of Currency.


Register by Monday 19 December 2016. to be included in the WA printed programme. Events registered after the print deadline and up until end February will only have the opportunity to be listed on the website. Visit the registration page now to learn all about the new selection criteria.

What will organisers receive?

The NT WA will provide copies of the printed programme to event organisers provided they register before the deadline of Monday 19 December 2016. Details of how you may obtain copies will be posted shortly.

2017 Festival theme

The 2017 Australian Heritage Festival theme is Having a Voice. The National Trust invites communities across  Western Australia to tell your stories through different voices, recognising the many narratives that have shaped the West.
Which voices haven't been heard?
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.

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