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2024 ACT Heritage Oration

Heritage – The Power of Place and the Primacy of Purpose
This year’s ACT Heritage Oration will be delivered by the Hon Ted Baillieu AO, chair of the Australian Heritage Council.

Mr Baillieu served as Premier of Victoria and Minister for the Arts from 2010 to 2013.

The annual ACT Heritage Oration was established by the National Trust (ACT) to celebrate World Heritage Day, which is observed around the world each year on 18 April. The Oration provides an opportunity for a prominent heritage leader and thinker to deliver an address aimed at raising awareness and stimulating discussion about the current state and future directions of heritage nationally and in the ACT.

The venue, the Australian Academy of Science’s Shine Dome, was the first Canberra building to be added to the National Heritage List, for its historical and architectural significance. It turns 65 this year.

This Oration is supported with funding made available by the ACT Government and is a Canberra and Region Heritage Festival event.

Free but booking required and bookings are open now! Refreshments will be provided after the Oration,

Event date

Event Details

9 Gordon Street, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

Parking is free after 5.30pm and will be available adjacent to the Shine Dome or near the National Film and Sound Archive.


6pm to 8pm

Entry fees:
Prebooking requiredhttps://www.trybooking.com/COWAX
Attendance limit:
100 - 150
Onsite facilities: