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.

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The Australian Government has returned a culturally significant ammonite fossil to the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria...
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Eight Australian Indigenous ancestors have been returned home from Sweden.
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The Government has provided $200,000 to help the National Motor Museum purchase the Chamberlain 8 “Australian Special” race car...
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The Government has returned four decorated ancestral skulls to the Ambassador of Indonesia, at an event at the Embassy of the...

Funding programs

Cultural heritage

UNESCO Convention on cultural diversity

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

Funding support programs