The Australiana Society Grant

Grant of $5,000 towards acquisition of an item of Australiana
A grant of up to $5,000 will be made available on an annual basis, at the discretion of the committee of the Australiana Society to assist an institution with the purchase/acquisition of an item or items of Australiana. The grant may be used to fully or partly fund the acquisition.

It is a condition of the grant that the item(s) would be placed on public display, and that the Australiana Society would be acknowledged as having provided assistance in the acquisition. Acknowledgement would be included with the object and also in the annual report and financial records of the institution.

An institution means a museum, gallery, library, or similar building or historical precinct where objects of Australian historical significance are on regular public display.

'Australiana' includes items of decorative arts of historic or contemporary interest, originating in or relating to Australia - for example, books, paintings, prints, photographs, furniture, ephemera, ceramics, silver, jewellery, glass and other artefacts.

If more than one application is received, the committee of the Society will make a final decision. Committee members working for, or representing an institution from which an application has been received, will abstain from the discussion and voting.

Download the application form here Grant application.pdf

Submissions should be made by email to the President of the Australiana Society at