Sutherland Shire Citizens’ Heritage Festival 2023Sutherland Shire Citizens' Heritage festival Committee

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Sutherland Shire Citizens’ Heritage Festival 2023

The Sutherland Shire Citizens' Festival is a joining of many varied groups within the Shire that share in the rich history of the area.
Our festival covers the Arts, the Music, the people and the History. there are many stories to be told throughout our festival. please come and join us!

This festival has been running for over 30 years, comprising of many interesting and heritage places and events in our Shire. Running in conjunction with the Australian National Trust and with assistance from Sutherland Council.
It comprises of many local, voluntary groups, who come together to showcase their activities, along with several well-known organisations.
The majority of events are free, please look further into each event individually for more precise detail.
On Saturday 22nd April a Heritage bus will run from the Tramway Museum at Loftus, stopping at all the events being held on that day. The bus will run on an hourly schedule, allowing passengers to hop on and off at their leisure. A gold coin donation would be appreciated.

Event dates

Event Details

Sutherland Shire, New South Wales

Please look further into each individual event listed to get more precise details.


There are a variety of events on between theses dates. Please look further into each individual events listed for more precise details.
Saturday 22nd April, 2023
Visit the Tramway Museum at Loftus for
Tram rides towards Sutherland and the Royal National Park
Vintage Bus Ride that starts here!

Woronora Memorial Park
Tours of newly renovated Chapels

Brinsley’s Joinery
Explore the workshop with its historic tools and machines

Joseph Banks Gardens
Members from the Australian Plants Society will be conducting tours

Continuum Art Society Inc and
The Port Hacking Pottery Group
“Shire Creativity” Art Exhibition

Botany Bay Family History Fair
Everything you need to know for tracing your ancestry

Hazlehurst Regional Gallery
Selected Exhibitions the main Gallery and Broadhurst Galleries and chance to explore the Hazelhurst Cottage

Kirrawee Brick Pit
An interesting insight into the history of this early industry

National Parks tour
Guided walks with a representative from National Park


Ansto will be conducting tours.

Cronulla Ferries
Take a cruise on the oldest commuter ferry in Australis. This cruise to Bundeena will have experienced crew on board, the “Curranulla” explaining the full history of this beautiful old ferry.

Sutherland libraries will be conducting special programs for the festival. Check their web site for details.

The Sutherland Music Club will be presenting a program of Gilbert & Sullivan highlights at the Sutherland Church at 1pm on 2nd May.

Southern Brass will be presenting a concert at Tradies Gymea

Cronulla School of Arts will be open for inspections and tours.

Kurnell Village Fair 21st May,

“Meeting of Two Nations” and Flag Raising Ceremony 29th April.

For updates and further details on any of these events check the Sutherland Shire Citizens’ Heritage Festival Facebook page, or call Noele on 0428227752

Entry fees:
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Other things
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Some events may need to be booked or have limited numbers so please look further into each individual events listed for more precise details.