Welcome to the Community Heritage website

Do you have an interest in Australian heritage?

Are you interested in your family’s history and the places your ancestors may have lived and worked in?

Do you have a story to tell about a person, place or event in Australian history?

Has your group, organisation or society always wanted a web presence but has not been able to develop one, then this may be the website for you.

The Community Heritage website is a place where individuals and groups can share information and stories about Australia’s heritage. The purpose of the website is to encourage the collection and sharing of information, stories and anecdotes related to people, places and events that have contributed to Australia’s heritage.

The website allows you to create an individual profile or a group identity so you can enter information about places, people and historical events in Australia. For example, you make like to tell the story of how your ancestors came to Australia. While this is not a family history website, there are many Australians who have made a difference since they came to this country and telling their story is a way to get this known. You can also comment on stories and post notices about upcoming events related to your group’s activities.

All heritage organisations and individuals are encouraged to participate in the Community Heritage website. This is an excellent opportunity for you to promote your group to the wider community and also share with other groups and individuals information that you are interested in.

For further information, go to 'How to get involved'.

The site is easy to use, however, should you need assistance please contact the administrator at Community Heritage website outlining your query and your contact details.

The website is an initiative of the Australian Government department with responsibility for heritage, (the Department of the Environment) to engage people in heritage more widely across Australian communities. The website is supported by the Australian Council of National Trusts and the Federation of Australian Historic Societies.

Any use of the website (the "Website") is subject to compliance with the Terms and Conditions listed herein. Please read our disclaimer before participating on the website.

Contact Details

For any questions about the Community Heritage website or registering, please contact us at:

Community Heritage website mailbox


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