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 Indigenous ancestral remains and cultural material.

What's new

Cultural heritage
Three new members have been appointed to the Advisory Committee for Indigenous Repatriation for three years.
Cultural heritage
Museums Victoria has returned 26 sacred objects to central Australia.
Cultural heritage
The Government has announced funding to assist two museums to purchase significant culture items.
Cultural heritage
The Government has released a discussion paper on potential reforms to the deductible gift recipient (DGR) tax arrangements.

Funding programs

UNESCO Convention on cultural diversity

Australia is a party to the UNESCO Convention to protect and promote the Diversity of Cultural Expressions.