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Heritage Grants Program 

Register your interest in the next funding round by emailing or calling (08) 6552 4117 or sending a text message to 0466 153 797.

For details of the successful projects from the last funding round click here.

About the Heritage Grants Program

The Heritage Council's annual Heritage Grants Program offers assistance to private owners of State Registered heritage places to undertake urgent conservation works, or develop conservation management plans or strategies. Grants of up to $100,000 are available through a competitive process and owners are required to match funds to the projects.


Only places included in the State's Register of Heritage Places and those that have been accepted for assessment are eligible. For places that have been accepted for assessment but are yet to be registered, the place must have been under assessment for five years or more. Places under assessment are currently restricted to applying for conservation management plans only.

To check the status of your property, visit inHerit or contact us. When searching inHerit, ensure you check the Limit my search to the State Register box to avoid generating ineligible listings.

Who can apply?

All private owners and corporations can apply except:

  • Property owners who have held the Title 3 years or less *
  • Commonwealth, State and local government agencies
  • Heritage grant recipients who are yet to complete works funded in previous years
  • Not-for-profit organisations that are eligible for Lotterywest funding **
* Applications from new owners may be considered in special circumstances. Please contact us to determine if this applies to you.

** A grant application may be considered where a not-for-profit organisation demonstrates a conscientious objection to funding from Lotterywest, or does not meet Lotterywest's funding criteria. Please contact us to discuss.

What kind of projects are funded?

Heritage grants are offered for projects that:

  • seek to stabilise built structures, conserve significant features, restore deteriorated building elements such as roofing, flooring or joinery, or those that take measure to slow, prevent or correct damage to a place. 
  • demonstrate planning for the future by commissioning conservation management plans or strategies. A maximum grant of $20,000 applies to documentation projects. Find out more about Conservation Management Documents.

What kind of projects are ineligible?

  • Click here to expand/collapse the list of ineligible projects.


More information

If you would like more information about the Heritage Grants Program, contact the Senior Grants Administrator on 6552 4117, 1800 524 000 (freecall regional) or email. You can receive updates on the Heritage Grants Program by subscribing to our eNewsletter, Heritage Matters.


CME Office
2018-19 Funded Projects

The former Chief Mechanical Engineer's Office at the Midland Railway Workshops received a grant to remove the ageing asbestos roof and reinstate a corrugated metal roof.

Read about other successful 2018-19 projects here.

View a selection of photo galleries that highlight the different types of urgent conservation works that can be funded through the grants program.
inHerit - an online portal for heritage listings

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Heritage is integral to the vibrant life and prosperity of Western Australia.
General Enquiries

Level 2, 491 Wellington Street, Perth WA 6000

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T: (08) 6551 8002
Freecall (regional): 1800 52 4000
F: (08) 6552 4001

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