The National Arts and Culture Accord was signed on 12 April 2013 at the Meeting of Cultural Ministers in Hobart, Tasmania. The Accord is an agreement between the Australian Government, state and territory governments and the Australian Local Government Association representing local governments to work together to support arts and culture, and sets out principles for ongoing cooperation. The Accord provides the framework for all levels of government collaborating on more complex cross-jurisdictional issues.

A triennial work plan underpins the Accord, identifying key areas of focused partnership. It establishes an agreed set of actions to be pursued by the Accord signatories and progress will be reported to the Meeting of Cultural Ministers annually.