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Cultural Heritage

Cultural Heritage

We're fortunate here in the City of Whittlesea to be home to a number of unique heritage places. Learn about how we celebrate and protect our cultural heritage.

Cultural Heritage Program

Our Cultural Heritage Program celebrates the cultural diversity, history and heritage of the City of Whittlesea through a variety of informative events, cultural festivals and tours, and takes place between May-November each year.

The program is developed in partnership with community and special interest groups to provide opportunities to collectively celebrate our:

  • Aboriginal heritage
  • built heritage and early European history
  • environmental heritage
  • rich personal and cultural heritage 

Expressions of Interest now open - Spring Cultural Heritage Program

Expressions of Interest are now open to be part of the Spring Cultural Heritage Program.

We're seeking events, workshops or programs that celebrate history, cultural heritage and environment across the City of Whittlesea.

If you have an event that you would like to run as part of the program, complete an online expression of interest form by Friday 27 July.

2018 Winter Cultural Heritage Program

Our 2018 Winter program is now available.

Collect your copy from:

Our Cultural Heritage Strategy 2015-2018

Our Cultural Heritage Strategy features a series of objectives and actions that guide us as we protect, celebrate and preserve the rich history and heritage that exists within our municipality including:

  • Aboriginal scarred trees that date back thousands of years
  • the Wendish German settlement around Ziebell's Farm
  • the Lutheran Church and Cemetery in Thomastown
  • post-World War 2 housing associated with the Peter Lalor Home Co-operative
  • Turner's Bakery in Mernda
  • and plenty more