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Heritage Grants

The 2024-25 Heritage Conservation Grants Program is now CLOSED
(Closed at 2.00pm 3rd April 2024 - Adelaide Time)

No late applications will be considered.

Applications are currently being assessed. Announcement of successful applications will take place early July 2024.

2025-26 Heritage Conservation Grants will open to receive applications early in 2025.

Heritage Conservation Grants are available to owners of State heritage listed places.

  • Grants provide up to $20,000 for conservation work or documentation.
  • In most cases, grants will be provided on a dollar-for-dollar basis.

The Heritage Conservation Grants Program is competitive, so if you intend to apply please remember to refer to the Heritage Conservation Grants Guidelines for Applicants and focus your application on the relevant criteria.

Grant Categories

The minimum grant for any project is $1,000. There are three categories of funding.

  1. Simple- up to $5,000 (GST exclusive) – Projects may include - Documentation, e.g. Architect fees, conservation management plans, dilapidation reports, development application drawings/schedules. Simple projects with only one component, e.g. Salt damp treatment or re-roofing.
  2. Complex up to $10,000 (GST exclusive) – THIS IS THE MAXIMUM AVAILABLE TO RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES. Projects for residential properties with multiple components such as reinstatement of lost significant fabric or larger, more complex repairs e.g. façade conservation including timber repair and salt damp treatment; roof and gutter replacement including new roof framing and fascias.
  3. Majorup to $20,000 (GST exclusive) - ONLY AVAILABLE FOR NON-RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES. Projects for non-residential properties with multiple components addressing at least two of the Assessment Criteria, e.g. (1) Places at risk; (2) Adaptive re-use.

What you will need to apply

To submit an application, please ensure you:

  1. Have received advice from a heritage professional.
  2. Have up-to-date quotes ready to attach to your application.
  3. Attach letters from property owners or sponsors (if required).
  4. Attach supporting photographs and documentation to your application.

Applicants can engage a supplier of their choosing. There is a link to a Register of Trades and Consultants prepared by Heritage SA that you may wish to refer to below.

Heritage SA - Register of Heritage Trades and Consultants.

About the Program

If you own a State Heritage Place or a place within a State Heritage Area and are planning a conservation project that will help to conserve or protect significant fabric or heritage values, you may be eligible to receive a Heritage Conservation Grant. To find out more about Heritage Conservation Grant eligibility and criteria, please read the Heritage Conservation Grants Guidelines for Applicants.

In most cases, funding is provided on a dollar-for-dollar basis to successful applicants including private owners, companies, local councils & community groups who are owners of State Heritage Places, and owners or businesses situated within a State Heritage Area. State Heritage Places owned by the State Government are not eligible.

Heritage Conservation Grants are aimed at helping rejuvenate the state’s built heritage, ensuring it is protected and preserved for future generations. Since 2019, $1,531,600 of grant funding has stimulated a total direct investment of over $9.1 million into heritage conservation works in South Australia.

Find out more about past successful applications here.

For more information about Heritage Conservation Grants please contact Heritage South Australia on 8207 7753 or email

Notification of Decisions

Assessment of all applications will occur May 2024 with applicants notified of the outcome by early June 2024.

18 Projects Received Funding in 2023-24




Cemetery - Robe

Robe Historic Cemetery restoration works


Naracoorte Homestead

Re-roofing of Ormerod Cottage


Minlaton Showground Complex

Minlaton Showground Complex; Urgent Jubilee Pavilion repairs Stage 1A


St Andrews Uniting Church Strathalbyn

Repairs to the roof and gutters


Church of Epiphany Crafers

Church of the Epiphany: 12 month restoration work to prevent further water damage


St David's Anglican Church Complex -Old Church

Roof restoration of old St David's Church


Old Angas Mill

Old Angas Mill east facade


Clayton Farm Complex

Conservation works to stables at Clayton Heritage Farm


St Andrews Uniting Church, Glenelg

St Andrews Church Building Management Plan and Dilapidation Report


National Australia Bank Burra

National Australia Bank Burra conservation works


Burra SHA - 2 Welsh Place

2 Welsh Place, Burra restoration works


Yallum Park Homestead

Revitalising Yallum Park Homestead: Stage 2 - gutters, fascias and valley roof


Capri Theatre

Capri Theatre concrete cancer restoration


'Woodhouse' - known as Old Woodhouse Manor

Old Woodhouse Manor stormwater assessment & associated roofing works


St Peter's Cathedral

St Peter's Cathedral - Pennington Terrace entry conservation


Museum (Former Auburn Police Station)

Auburn Police Station and Courthouse roof repairs


Minlaton Showground Complex

Minlaton Showground Complex; repair & restore Ticket Office Stage 1


Kay Brothers Amery WineryCask Room restoration$20,000.00



Building Upgrade Finance

Building Upgrade Finance may be available to supplement grant funding for non-residential heritage building upgrade works where the grant funding provides only a proportion of the total cost. Building Upgrade Finance is secured against the land, via a local council charge, with repayments made through the local council rates billing process and then transferred to the financier by the local council.

To find out more about Building Upgrade Finance, including where it is currently available visit

Other grants

Activating Heritage Tourism Program

Tourism Industry Council SA, in partnership with the Department for Environment and Water (DEW) is delivering the Activating Heritage Tourism Program to support the activation and enhancement of our state’s heritage tourism offerings.

Please go to the Activating Heritage Tourism Program - Tourism Industry Council SA ( website to learn more about this program or click on the guidelines for more information.

Activating Heritage Tourism Grants 2023 24 Guidelines

Applications for this program are open until Friday 19th April 2024.

Funding for heritage places may also be available from the following sources: