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

Due for launch in September 2017 - 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.  Click here for more details 


OPEN DAYS   details of Public Open Days will be updated here when information is available - The next Open Day will be at Government House, Canberra on Saturday 7 October 2017 from 10am - 2pm for more details check the official website of the Governor-General www.gg.gov.au


GARDEN TOURS GOVERNMENT HOUSE - All profit from the garden tours goes to The Australiana Fund.

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                              
$9   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. or online via TICKETEK