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

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To stay at the forefront of protecting Australia’s cultural property, we have updated the Protection of Movable Cultural...
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This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Cultural Gifts Program that provides incentives for donors to gift art and cultural...
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We have released a new fact sheet to raise awareness in the broader community about how movable cultural heritage is protected...
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The Australian Government has returned a culturally significant ammonite fossil to the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria...

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