Up to $400,000 is available from Australian Heritage Grants to protect, manage and conserve places on Australia’s Heritage List.


Australian Heritage Grants

Australian Heritage Grants will support projects that strengthen recognition, management, conservation and public engagement on/of places on Australia’s National Heritage List. A list of Australia’s National Heritage List places is included in appendix B of the guidelines.



The program’s intended outcomes are:

  • improved recognition, conservation and preservation of National Heritage List place values, and access to National Heritage listed places
  • enriched appreciation of the values of listed National Heritage places through improved community engagement.



Up to $5.347 million is available for successful grant applicants in 2019-20.

The grant amount will be up to a maximum of 80 per cent of eligible total project costs (grant percentage).

  • The minimum grant amount is $25,000
  • The maximum grant amount is $400,000

You must contribute the remaining 20 per cent of eligible project costs. You can fund your contribution from any source including State/Territory and local government sources.

Your contributions can be either cash or in-kind. In-kind contributions must be assigned a monetary value and be auditable. Where you identify in-kind contributions, you must demonstrate how you have calculated their value.


Eligible Projects

To be eligible your project must:

  • do one or more of the following:
    • maintain, protect and conserve the National Heritage values of one or more listed places
    • improve access to one or more listed places
    • improve engagement with, and awareness of, the National Heritage values of one or more listed places.
  • include eligible activities and eligible expenditure
  • be completed by 30 June 2020.


Eligible Applicants

To be eligible you must:

  • be a site and land owner of one of the listed places, or have the 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 ATO website)

and 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 (includes registered land councils)
  • a partnership
  • an individual.

If you are applying as an individual you must be 18 years of age or older.



Applications close 22 October 2019.


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