Useful resources


The Australia'sCommunity 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.

Collections Australia Network (CAN) is an online service providing public access, professional development resources and links to more than 1,500 galleries, libraries, archives and museums. Find institutions and their collections throughout Australia using the CAN collections database.  Consult Sector information for publications, and subscribe to some very useful discussion lists such as CAN Talk.

Collections Council Australia served as the peak body for the Australian collections sector from 2005 to 2010. Explore its Resources pages, and the Conservation/Preservation Showcase. See also National Standards for Australian Museums and Galleries.

Australian Heritage Directory , Department of  Environment, covers a wide range of heritage-related Commonwealth and state government agencies & non-government organisations, funding for heritage, laws, databases & lists, and key resources.

Help for collections damaged by fire or flood

The Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Materials (AICCM) website contains information on salvaging collection items damaged in a disaster.

National institutions

Contact the following for conservation / preservation advice.

Most major state and territory museums, art galleries, archives, and state libraries also offer conservation / preservation advice.

Professional bodies

Conservation supplies

The following suppliers provide a range of archival products. The National Library of Australia does not endorse them or accept responsibility for the quality of their products.


Library Preservation Glossary

Other grants

Federal Grants:

New South Wales:



Western Australia:

South Australia:

Northern Territory: