Key internet links on the Arts

Government Resources

Commonwealth Government  

Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport 

Office for the Arts

Film and Television - for discussion paper, submissions, Australia Council Review, and articles

National Cultural Policy

Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities

Australia's Heritage page

Government Councils

Australia Council for the Arts - the Australian Government's art funding and advisory body. See also The Australia Council’s Artfom pages 

Arts Funding Guide 

Australian Arts Organisations Directory 

Cultural Ministers Council - brings together Australian and New Zealand government ministers to collaborate on developing Australia's arts and cultural sector

Cultural Ministers Council's Cultural Data Online: provides free online access to Australian arts and cultural research reports and statistics

Australia International Cultural Council: Australia's key cultural diplomacy body

Collections Council of Australia: peak body for the Australian collections sector

State and Territory Governments

ACT Government - artsACT

NSW Department of the Arts, Sports and Recreation - Arts NSW

NT Department of Natural Resources, Environment and the Arts - Arts NT

Department of Education, Training and the Arts - Arts Queensland

Department of the Premier and Cabinet - Arts SA

Department of Environment, Parks, Heritage and the Arts - Arts Tasmania

Department of the Premier and Cabinet - Arts Victoria

Western Australia Department of Culture and the Arts 

Government Resources

Australia’s Cultural Portal - archived on 30 June 2010

Review of Private Sector Support for the Arts 2011

Review of the Australian Independent Screen Production Sector 

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Websites by Artform

Ballet and Dance 

Ausdance: professional dance advocacy organisation 

Australia Council dance page


Film industry – reviews

Screen Australia

National Film & Sound Archive Australia 


National Library of Australia 

National and State Libraries Australasia 

Libraries Australia 


Australian Society of Authors: professional organisation for writers 

Children's Book Council of Australia 

Australia Council literature page

Museums and Galleries

Museums Australia: national organisation for the museums sector 

Art Gallery Guide 

Collections Australia Network: Australian Cultural Heritage collections online 

Australian National Maritime Museum 

Australian War Memorial 

National Film and Sound Archive 

National Gallery of Australia 

National Museum of Australia 

National Portrait Gallery 

Questacon - National Science & Technology Centre 


Music Council of Australia: national peak music organisation for Australia

Australia Council Music page


Opera Australia

Performing Arts Education

National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA)

Helpmann Academy, SA

Victorian College of the Arts

Australian National Academy of Music

Australian Ballet School

Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts


Theatre Australia Portal

Australia Council Theatre page

Visual Arts

PictureAustralia: search cultural institutions for Australian images 

National Association for the Visual Arts: peak body for visual arts and crafts sector 

Craft Australia: national advocacy organisation for craft and design 

Australia Council visual arts page 

Visual Arts Australian Web Resources - University of Tasmania Library

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Domestic Organisations and Resources


Arts Access Australia: the peak body for arts and disability, arts and disadvantage in Australia

Regional Arts

Regional Arts Australia 

Regional Arts NSW 

Queensland Arts Council 

Country Arts SA 

Tasmanian Regional Arts 

Regional Arts Victoria 

Country Arts WA 


Australian Heritage Council: principal adviser to the Government on heritage matters

National Trusts of Australia: organisation committed to Australia's heritage

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International Organisations and Resources

International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies: global network of arts councils and ministries of culture

Creative New Zealand: Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa

European Commission for Culture 

American National Endowment for the Arts

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