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Australian Heritage Grants 2019-20 Grant Opportunity

The Australian Heritage Grants Program aims to improve conservation, preservation and access to the heritage values of National Heritage Listed places. The program also aims to increase community engagement and raise awareness of identified sites.


What do you get?

Grants between $25,000 and $400,000.

Who is this for?

A site and land owner of a place on Australia's National Heritage List. Or else have the support of the site or land owner.


Australian Heritage Grants funds projects that support places on the Australia's National Heritage List through:

  • strengthened recognition
  • management
  • conservation
  • public engagement


To be eligible you must either:

  • be a site and land owner of one of the listed places
  • have the written support of the site and land owner of one of the listed places

You must have an Australian Business Number (ABN), unless you are not entitled to an ABN. Information regarding who is entitles to an ABN is available on the ATO website

You must be one of the following entities:

  • a state/territory agency or body
  • a local government agency or body
  • Commonwealth corporate entity
  • an entity incorporated in Australia (this includes Indigenous land management organisations registered under the Office of the Register of Indigenous Corporations)
  • a registered Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander land council
  • a partnership
  • an individual, if over 18 years old

A list of Australia's National Heritage List places is included in appendix B of the grant opportunity guidelines.

Any place added to the National Heritage List before the program closing date will be considered a listed place and be eligible.

For more information on eligibility you should refer to the grant opportunity guidelines.

Need help?

  • Contact us for help with your application or to find out more.

  • Monday – Friday, 8am – 8pm across Australia

Key documents

Grant opportunity guidelines 2019-20

Sample application form

Australian Heritage Grants - Sample grant agreement