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 $21.4 million Australian Heritage Grants program (the program) will run over four years from 2018-19 to 2021-22.



The program’s intended outcomes are:

  • improved conservation, preservation and access to listed places
  • improved community engagement with listed places, and improved awareness of the values the places were listed for.



Up to $5.347 million is available for successful grant applicants in 2018-19.

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 19 December 2018.


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