Resources and publications about the Australian Government’s arts and culture initiatives and activities.

Annual Reports

Our annual reports describe what we have done and how we have managed our resources to improve the cultural and communications sectors for all Australians.

Cultural funding in Australia: three tiers of government 2009–2010

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The Cultural funding in Australia: three tiers of government 2009–2010 report presents estimates of Australian public funding for arts and cultural activities, facilities and services by the three tiers of government. These documents may not meet WCAG 2.0 accessibility requirements. Please email swgsecretariat [at] communications.gov.au for more information.

Music in Australia: A Statistical Overview 2007

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The Statistics Working Group commissioned the former National Centre for Culture and Recreation Statistics of the Australian Bureau of Statistics to prepare this report to improve the quality and availability of statistics about music in Australia.

Cultural Tourism in Regions of Australia 2005

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The Cultural Tourism in Regions of Australia 2005 report examines the importance of cultural tourism in regions of Australia by quantifying cultural tourism activity and expenditure at national, state/territory and regional levels.

Cultural Gifts Program Guide

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The Cultural Gifts Program encourages Australians to donate items of cultural significance from private collections to public art galleries, museums, libraries and archives. Gifts can range from paintings, books, sculptures, manuscripts and personal papers to jewellery, ceramics, technological, mechanical, scientific or social history collections.