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Resources and publications about the Australian Government’s arts and culture initiatives and activities.
Public Lending Right Committee annual reports
Acts, regulations and legislative instruments that protect and regulate Australia’s arts and culture industry.
ART/works keeps you in the loop with regular updates on the work of the Department.
Australian arts and cultural research reports and statistics.
Australia is a party to the UNESCO Convention to protect and promote the Diversity of Cultural Expressions.
Arts Minister Senator George Brandis has announced the signing of a significant cultural agreement between Australia and Singapore which will bring...
We develop policies and deliver programs that encourage excellence in the arts, help to protect our cultural heritage and support public access to and participation in, arts and culture in Australia.
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 National Cultural Heritage Control List describes the type of material that may need an export permit.
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.