The National Trust Heritage Awards are the signature event of the Australian Heritage Festival, proudly supported by the NSW Government through the Heritage Council of NSW, and are now in their 26th year of recognising heritage projects.

The Heritage Awards are highly regarded in the industry and by entering, organisations and individuals have the opportunity to have their work recognised by their peers and the public. The awards will be presented on 8 May 2020 during a ceremony at Doltone House, Pyrmont. The luncheon is one of the pinnacle events of the heritage sector and is well attended by dignitaries, businesses, media and National Trust members.

Every year entrants for the awards include councils, community groups, corporations and individuals. The entries include everything from education and research to the restoration of objects, re-vitalisation, architectural re-invigoration, documentaries, regeneration of the environment and hard-working advocacy campaigners.



Or click here to view a copy of the award entry questions and award categories.



We will also be accepting nominations for the following categories. Please access the nomination forms by clicking on the titles below. There is no charge to nominate.

  • Lifetime Achievement: For an individual who has given special service to heritage conservation.
  • Heritage Skills: For a volunteer, teacher, professional individual or apprentice who has demonstrated the application of craft skills that have been key in repairing or adapting a heritage site.


The ‘Judges Choice’ award, including a National Trust plaque, will be presented to the most outstanding project of the year at the culmination of the awards ceremony.



Entries Close:                     26 March 2020
Shortlist Announced:          3 April 2020
Awards Ceremony:               8 May 2020

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