The National Trust (NSW) Heritage Awards is an annual celebration of outstanding practice in the field of heritage.

The Awards are New South Wales’ biggest and most anticipated celebration of outstanding practice in the field of heritage, recognising excellence in the conservation, protection, and interpretation of Aboriginal, built, natural and cultural heritage over the past year.

Returning to Pyrmont’s heritage-listed Doltone House on Friday 17 May 2024, a special 30th edition of the National Trust Heritage Awards will showcase the state’s rich and diverse heritage projects, innovations and achievements.

The awards are a signature event of the Australian Heritage Festival.


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Thank you to our supporters

The NSW Government through Heritage NSW is principal sponsor of the Australian Heritage Festival and the National Trust Heritage Awards, which is the signature event of the Australian Heritage Festival.

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Categories & fees

Select from nine project categories and three individual categories that cover the full spectrum of heritage excellence.

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Submission guidelines

Download our detailed submission guideline document to help you successfully complete your entry.

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Judges' Awards

The Judging Committee bestows two awards not eligible for public submission - the Judges' Choice Award, and the Cathy Donnelly Memorial Award which acknowledges the outstanding achievements of women in the sector.


Become a Partner

Demonstrate your support for heritage by partnering with the National Trust (NSW) as a sponsor of the Heritage Awards or the Australian Heritage Festival. In return, we’ll maximise your brand recognition through our dedicated marketing campaigns. Email your interest to


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