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Protecting National Historic Sites 2017-18

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Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
Close Date & Time:
8-Mar-2018 5:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Primary Category:
211004 - Heritage
Publish Date:
ACT, NSW, VIC, SA, WA, QLD, NT, TAS, Administered Territories
Selection Process:
Open Competitive


The Australian Government’s plan for a cleaner environment rests on four pillars:

  • clean air
  • clean land
  • clean water
  • heritage protection.

This program is a key component of heritage protection and its objectives are to maintain, protect and conserve places on Australia’s National Heritage List that are recognised for their historic heritage values. This program is restricted to the “target places” listed in appendix B of the grant opportunity guidelines.

Any place added to the National Heritage List prior to the program closing date, that has been included for its historic heritage values, will also be considered a target place and be eligible under the program.

  • The minimum grant amount is $25,000.
  • The maximum grant amount is $250,000.
  • The grant amount will be up to 80 per cent of eligible project costs.
  • You must complete your project by 30 June 2019.

To be eligible you must:

  • be a site owner of one of the National Heritage List target places, or have the support of the site owner of one of the National Heritage List target places
  • be a legal entity that can enter into a grant agreement with the Commonwealth
  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN) unless you meet the criteria for ABN exemption.

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

You are not eligible to apply if you are:

  • a partnership or trust (however, a trustee may apply on behalf of a trust provided it meets the eligibility criteria set out above)
  • a Commonwealth Government agency or body (including government business enterprises).

To be eligible your project must:

  • achieve one or more of the following:
    • maintain, protect and conserve the target place
    • improve access to the target place
    • improve engagement with, and awareness of the values for which the target place was listed for
  • include eligible activities and eligible expenditure
  • have at least $31,250 in eligible expenditure
  • be completed by 30 June 2019
  • be one or more of the following:
    1. implementing activities identified in an existing Conservation Management Plan of a target place
    2. developing a new or revised Conservation Management Plan of a target place
    3. implementing activities that align with the strategies and priorities for the target place (where there is no Conservation Management Plan in place)
    4. enhancing the Australian public’s understanding of, engagement with, and physical access to a target place.

For more information on the eligibility criteria please refer to the grant opportunity guidelines.

Total Amount Available (AUD):


Estimated Grant Value (AUD):

From $25,000.00 to $250,000.00

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