Australian Historical Art Fund & Heritage Government Residences

The Australiana Fund was established in 1978 to raise funds to acquire and preserve a permanent collection of art works that are Australian by origin or by association.

These Australian artistic and historical works are acquired to furnish the residences occupied by the Governor-General and the Prime Minister. Their official residences are Government House and The Lodge in Canberra and Admiralty House and Kirribilli House in Sydney.

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New cover shotCollecting for the Nation ~ The Australiana Fund

AVAILABLE NOW - The Australiana Fund’s new, fully colour illustrated publication, written by some of Australia’s most scholarly authors on art, history and architecture. With over 300 pages outlining the architectural development of the four Official Residences of the Governor-General and Prime Minister of Australia, the country’s leaders who lived there and how The Australiana Fund Collection on loan for use and display, reflects Australia’s history and cultural development.  

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OPEN DAYS   details of Public Open Days will be updated on this page, our Facebook Page, Instagram and via Twitter when information is available. The next Open Days will be:

Admiralty House, Sydney
1st Saturday in May 2019 10am - 2pm
Government House, Canberra 
1st Saturday after the October 2018 long weekend in Canberra from 10am - 2pm
1st Saturday in March 2019 10am - 2pm

These events are not run by The Australiana Fund and dates may be subject to change . For more details check the official website of the Governor-General

GARDEN TOURS GOVERNMENT HOUSE - profit from the garden tours goes towards preserving and enhancing The Australiana Fund's collection of historic artworks

Enjoy a one hour walking tour of the historic gardens of Government House led by members of The Australiana Fund. Conducted in association with Southern Cross Cruises, visitors are ferried to Government House. The Ferry departs 9am*: Yacht Club Jetty, Lotus Bay, Yarralumla
$28  Adults    $25  Seniors / Fund members    $15  Children (5 -12yrs) 

*Most Thursday mornings during Feb to April and Sept to Nov. – times and days may be subject to change. Enquiries and Bookings: Southern Cross Cruises (02) 6273 1784. Bookings must be made 48 hours in advance of the cruise departure. Security Conditions Apply