Australian Heritage Grants 2021–2022 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.

Close date: 28 Oct 2021 05:00 PM AEDT.

What do you get?

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

Who is this for?

Places on Australia's National Heritage List.


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

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


What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible you must:

  • be the site owner of the listed place, or
  • be the site manager of the listed place and provide the current management arrangements or a current letter of support from the site owner, or
  • have the written support of the site owner and/or site manager of the listed place  where you are not the site owner or site manager
  • have an Australian business number (ABN), unless you are not entitled to an ABN (see information about ABN entitlement on the ATO website).

You must also 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 Registrar 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 or older.

For more information on eligibility, see the grant opportunity guidelines.


How do you apply?

You should read the grant opportunity guidelines and sample grant agreement before you apply. 

To apply, you must submit your application through the online portal. You’ll need to set up an account when you first log into the portal. The portal allows you to apply for and manage a grant or service in a secure online environment.

Apply now for Australian Heritage Grants

Before you apply, make sure you:

  • read the guidelines
  • read the sample application form
  • read the sample grant agreement.

Past rounds

Read more about the previous rounds of the Australian Heritage Grants and access their opportunity guidelines.

Need help?

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

Key documents

Grant opportunity guidelines

Fact sheet - Am I ready to apply?

Sample application form

Sample grant agreement