The National Trust Heritage Awards are the signature event of the Australian Heritage Festival and are now in their 23rd year of recognising heritage projects. The Australian Heritage Festival is supported through funding from the Australian Government’s National Trusts Partnership Program.

The awards are highly regarded in the industry and by entering more than 300 organisations and individuals had the opportunity to have their work recognised by their peers and the public. The 2017 awards were presented on 28 April, 2017 during a luncheon ceremony at Doltone House. Master of Ceremonies was radio personality, Wendy Harmer. Also supporting the Awards were friends of the National Trust and guests, including heritage icons such as Jack Mundey.

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

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2017 winners

We are pleased to announce the 2017 awards winners.

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2017 Heritage Awards Lunch

This prestigious event celebrated excellence in Heritage projects across New South Wales.

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Heritage Award Categories

This category is to recognise the extraordinary commitment of a community group and/or individuals who have pursued the protection and conservation of key heritage places.

This category is for the restoration and conservation of interiors and objects, and may include historic product promotion, and historic industrial processes. Movable objects are also included in this category.

An award recognising the process of continuing tradition through new design, construction and development.

This category is for events, exhibitions, displays which emphasis and promotes education, interpretation and community engagement.

This category is for tours and multimedia including smart phone apps, websites and social media which emphasis and promotes education, interpretation and community engagement.

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Full list of 2016 Heritage Awards

View the Winners and Highly Commended Awards. Plus read the Minister's speech, Lifetime Achievement Recipient's speech as well as Jacqui Goddard, the chair of the Judging panel's summary. View some photos from the ceremony and more.

2016 Heritage Awards