Welcome to the 2019 Australian Heritage Festival. This year’s festival will bring together an array of events across the nation from 18 April – 19 May 2019. Our theme this year is Connecting People, Places and the Past.

Events across Australia will be held at historic buildings, landmarks, shipwrecks and sacred sites. The festival will bring together communities from all walks of life to recognise and celebrate heritage and culture through ceremony, song and dance, performance art, art in various media and artefacts, talks on books and stories, and guided tours of towns, places and spaces.

The Australian Heritage Festival will bring to life all chapters of Australian culture and history, telling the stories of diverse and distinctive experiences that make up our communities.

Discover events happening near you. 

Brought to you by the National Trust of Australia and the Australian Government

The National Trust of Australia is proud to be the national convenors and coordinators of the Australian Heritage Festival working in partnership and with the generous funding of the Australian Government. In 2018, the festival:

  • Provided Australians with a selection of 1,253 events celebrating cultural, natural and built heritage nationally.
  • Attracted 441,000 visitors to events across the nation.
  • Digitally engaged 80,958 people with stories about heritage and culture over four weeks.

We look forward to welcoming Australians and international visitors to another year of the Australian Heritage Festival and the wonderful range of exhibitions, walking tours, films, expert talks, workshops, food fairs, guided tours of historical sites, ceremonies, demonstrations, special dinners and lunches this program has to offer.

Let us connect you to People, Places and the Past.

Image: The Horn, Mount Buffalo National Park, courtesy Parks Victoria

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2019 Victorian Program

The 2019 Australian Heritage Festival printed program for Victoria.


Official Partner—Parks Victoria

Parks Victoria is the Official Partner of the 2019 Australian Heritage Festival. Parks Victoria manages the largest and most diverse collection of heritage places on public land in Victoria, including around 140 places of state significance. Come and explore the range of Parks Victoria places during the festival.


Victorian Friends of the Festival

View our 2019 Friends of the Festival supporters who have contributed a rich variety of events and have made this year's festival possible.


Victorian Organisers Kit

Whether you are a new event organiser, or have joined us in previous years, we recommend that you download our official AHF 2019 Organisers Kit for full details of the festival, an outline of our Friend of the Festival program and frequently asked questions


Advertisers Kit

Interested in Advertising with the 2019 Australian Heritage Festival? We have advertising opportunities in our printed program, offering your business or organisation exposure to our diverse Festival audience across Victoria. To find out more, download our Advertisers Media Kit.