Australian Heritage Festival
Welcome to Australia’s largest inclusive celebration of all things heritage.
The Australian Heritage Festival is an annual community-driven event that connects country by immersing you into the rich and diverse heritage our country has to offer. For more than 40 years, Western Australians have taken part by hosting special exhibitions, tours, talks, workshops, food fairs, ceremonies, demonstrations, dining events, interactive displays and so much more. Each and every event a wonderful interpretation of heritage and culture from around our great state.
In Western Australia, the festival is both a celebration and reflection on the natural and cultural heritage of the state, taking place from 18 April – 19 May 2024. We invite all to curious about our shared histories and tales of people, place and culture so together, Australians might share even more stories and connections than ever before.
The 2024 festival theme
The theme of the 2024 Australian Heritage Festival is “Connections“.
We encourage the community to celebrate the rich and diverse stories of our nation, strengthen cultural and historical ties and forge new bonds.
We celebrate our link to people, places and the past, and the enduring connections that will shape the future of heritage.
Register an event
The festival provides an opportunity to engage the community in heritage, uncover untold histories and reflect on the stories that shape our future.
We invite expressions of interest from groups, individuals, artists, educational institutes and more to deliver cultural heritage experiences across the state. There is still time to register online
You have until 1 March 2024 to join the 2024 festival and be a part of the program line up.
Australian Heritage Festival news
Cultural HeritageHeritage FestivalPlaces31 Mar 2023
Beneath the Bitumen: Discoveries from the Chinese Cemetery, East PerthBeneath the Bitumen is an exhibition that displayed discoveries made by archaeologists during excavations of the Chinese Cemetery in East Perth.
Heritage FestivalPlaces18 May 2022
New exhibition: Beneath the Bitumen: Discoveries from the Chinese Cemetery, East PerthA new exhibition at East Perth Cemeteries will showcase some of the findings made during excavations in the former Chinese Cemetery.
Heritage Festival2 May 2019
Australian Heritage Festival 2019 – Week 3Here is what’s on this week…
Heritage Festival24 Apr 2019
Australian Heritage Festival 2019 – Week 2Here is what’s on this week…
Heritage Festival18 Apr 2019
Australian Heritage Festival 2019 – Week 1Here is what’s on this week…
Heritage Festival8 Apr 2019
Sneak Peek – Australian Heritage FestivalHere is what’s on this week…
Heritage Festival22 Mar 2018
2018 Australian Heritage FestivalThe Australian Heritage Festival is Australia’s biggest annual community-driven heritage festival.
Heritage Festival19 Apr 2017
National Trust gives voice to Western Australia’s HeritageAn exhibition of exceptional quilts celebrating Whadjuk activist Fanny Balbuk Yooreel provided an inspirational start to the 2017 Australian Heritage Festival.