National Cultural Heritage Account 2023/24

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Information for applicants

National Cultural Heritage Account grant program

Before completing this form read the program guidelines.

The National Cultural Heritage Account (the Account) grant program assists Australian cultural organisations to acquire significant cultural heritage objects. The Account helps to retain and protect Australia's cultural heritage for future generations and provide public access to important objects that tell a story about our cultural identity.  

Funding can be accessed by Australian public galleries, libraries, archives and museums as well as historic buildings, local cultural organisations and Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander keeping places for secret/sacred material.

The Australian Government allocates $500,000 each financial year. There is no limit on the amount you can apply for, and funding over multiple years may be considered.

There are no funding round deadlines. Applications can be made at any time during the year, and are assessed on a case by case basis.

For enquiries or assistance, please call 1800 819 461 or email

Privacy and use of information

In order to process your application, we need to collect some personal information through this form (such as your name and contact details).

The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts (the Department) will use this information to progress and communicate with you about your application. If you do not provide the information requested, the Department may not be able to process or communicate with you about your application.

The personal information you provide may be shared with the Minister for the Arts, persons holding or occupying a number of Senior Executive Service positions in the Department, and other Departmental officers who are involved in dealing with your application.

Your application may also be shared with expert examiners and the National Cultural Heritage Committee for assessment purposes.

For further information about our privacy obligations (including in relation to how to access or correct personal information or make a complaint) and our contact details for privacy matters, please see the Department’s Privacy policy.

False and misleading information

Giving of false or misleading information is a serious offence under the Criminal Code Act 1995. Penalties may apply for the making of false or misleading statements in, or the giving of false information in connection with, your application.

You should ensure that the information included in your application and any documents you provide are complete and accurate to the best of your knowledge.