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The Government has announced funding to assist two museums to purchase significant culture items.
The Government has announced funding to assist the South Australian Museum to purchase the Fire of Australia opal.
July 01, 2016 00:00 AEST to June 30, 2017 00:00 AEST
The National Cultural Heritage Account helps Australian public cultural organisations buy significant objects that they could not otherwise afford.
The Australian Government has reappointed the eight members of the National Cultural Heritage Committee for a term of two years including the...
The Australian Government has released the final report of the independent review of the Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage Act 1986....
The Australian Government has welcomed the return of Aboriginal ancestral remains from the United Kingdom to the Dunghutti community of New South...
Arts Minister Senator George Brandis has announced the approval of the National Museum of Australia for five years as an approved borrowing...
Australia is a party to the UNESCO Convention to protect and promote the Diversity of Cultural Expressions.
We protect national and international movable cultural heritage: we regulate exports and imports, and help museums, galleries and libraries acquire important cultural material. We help repatriate...
Cultural material bought in Australia or overseas are protected by laws. Our role is to help you make sure that you buy, sell, import or export cultural objects legally.
A permit is needed to take significant cultural material out of Australia. We regulate the export of cultural material under the Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage Act 1986.
The Prohibited Exports Register lists cultural material that has been denied an export permit.
The National Cultural Heritage Control List describes the type of material that may need an export permit.
You can apply to be an expert examiner and assess the significance of cultural material.
Fossils and meteorites must be assessed for their significance before they can be taken out of Australia.
You may need a permit to export some works of fine or decorative art from Australia.
You need a permit to take some trophies, sporting objects and memorabilia that are more than 30 years old out of Australia.
In Australia, national and international cultural property is protected through the Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage Act 1986, which gives effect to the UNESCO Convention on the Means of...
Importing cultural material from foreign countries into Australia must comply with the laws of the foreign country and Australia.