National Cultural Heritage Account

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The Department of Communications and Arts is providing funding to cultural organisations and individuals for the preservation and public display of protected objects. 


An eligible cultural organisation or individuals must display the object in a permanent public collection. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups can apply for funding even if they do not have a permanent public collection.

  • Class A objects in Australia and overseas
  • Class B objects that have been denied an export permit
  • Class B objects that have been granted an export permit on condition that they be available at fair market value for purchase by an eligible cultural organisation
  • Class B objects that are overseas


For further information about the grant and applications refer to the Office for the Arts website. You can also contact my office with queries on 4423 1782 or email [email protected]

Applications are ongoing.