The Australian Heritage Festival is here!

Monday 10 April sees the start of the Australian Heritage Festival.

More than 120 community events will take place over the next 5 weeks in a vibrant celebration of heritage.

“We’ve been overwhelmed by the incredible response from the community,” said Julian Donaldson, National Trust of Western Australia CEO. “It demonstrates that there is a real appetite for opportunities to engage with our State’s precious heritage.”

Taking place from Monday 10 April to Sunday 14 May, this year’s Festival has as its theme ‘Shared Stories’, which provides an opportunity to explore Australia’s layered history and share stories of our State’s unique natural, cultural and Aboriginal heritage.

“Event holders have been incredibly creative, with a range of events and exhibitions taking place,” said Mr Donaldson. “There are ghost walks, heritage dye workshops, military history exhibitions, Noongar song writing workshops and more.

“It’s wonderful to see a large number of free events on offer, as well as a huge range of family-friendly experiences taking place throughout the school holidays.”

View the online event calendar to see the full range of events and book tickets. A printed program is available from National Trust places and cultural locations around the State.

The National Trust of Western Australia is also celebrating with some special offers.

Members can bring a friend for free to National Trust-managed places across the State during the Australian Heritage Festival. And, for the school holidays, all kids can visit National Trust places for free. (These offers exclude special events). See our Places to Visit.

To encourage the community to show their ongoing support for heritage, the National Trust of Western Australia is waiving the one-off joining fee during the Australian Heritage Festival. Everyone who signs up for membership between 10 April and 14 May 2023 will save $35. Find out more about membership.

For more than 40 years, National Trusts across the country have connected the nation to celebrate with the Australian Heritage Festival. This annual Festival is the country’s largest festival celebrating natural and cultural heritage.

The Australian Heritage Festival is delivered in Western Australia with the support of Lotterywest.

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