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

The celebration awards excellence in conservation, protection, and interpretation of Aboriginal, built, natural and cultural heritage over the past year. Returning Friday 12 May 2023 to the heritage-listed Doltone House in Pyrmont, the National Trust Heritage Awards is a signature event of the Australian Heritage Festival and a unique chance to unite the sector in celebration of New South Wales’ diverse heritage projects, innovation and achievements.

Key dates:

  • Entries open: Thursday 15 December 2022
  • Award ceremony ticket sales commence: Monday 6 February 2023
  • Entries close: Friday 3 March 2023
  • Shortlist announced: April 2023
  • Ticket sales end: Wednesday 3 May 2023
  • National Trust Heritage Awards Ceremony: Friday 12 May 2023


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Secure your spot at the most anticipated Heritage Awards afternoon this May. Tickets on sale now.

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Select from ten project categories and two 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.


Judges' Awards

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

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Ceremony tickets now on sale

Join us as we announce the winners of the 2023 National Trust Heritage Awards at Doltone House, Pyrmont on Friday 12 May.

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