The National Trust Heritage Festival started in NSW in 1980 to nurture and promote heritage related events in NSW. Join the National Trust in celebrating Australia’s cultural heritage, through talks, tours, exhibitions and events across NSW.

2017 Theme

“Having a Voice” is the theme for this year’s annual festival, which calls on communities to champion their local heritage and show their support for cultural and historic assets on their doorsteps. Visitors are encouraged to capture themselves on camera with the objects, people or places that tell their stores recognising the many narratives that have shaped Australia. 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? Share all these stories online via social media using the hashtag #HavingAVoice. Specially made Heritage Festival frames will be positioned in each region at some of the free events for people to put themselves in the picture and have a voice.