Australian Heritage Grants 2019-20 and 2020-21 Grant Opportunity

The Australian Heritage Grants Program aims to improve recognition, 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 listed sites.


The grant is no longer available

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 written support of the site and land owner.


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

  • improved recognition
  • conservation
  • preservation, and
  • community engagement


To be eligible you must either:

  • be a site and land owner of one of the listed places, or have the written support of the site and land owner of one of the listed places
  • have an Australian business number (ABN), unless you are not entitled to an ABN (information regarding ABN entitlement is available on the ABR website)

and be one of the following entities:

  • an Australian State/Territory government agency or body
  • an Australian 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 you are applying as an individual you must be 18 years of age or older.

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


The Australian Heritage Grants 2020-21 Grant Opportunity is closed to applications.

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Key documents

Grant opportunity guidelines 2020-21

Sample application form

Sample grant agreement - simple

Previous round documents

Grant opportunity guidelines 2019-20

Grant opportunity guidelines 2018-19