The cultures and the heritage of NSW

New South Wales is Australia's most culturally diverse state. The whole of the NSW landscape, from Eden to Byron Bay and Sydney to Broken Hill, is a mosaic of cultural meaning. People are as much part of the landscape as the plants, natural resources and the animals. The attachment of people to the land and waters of NSW makes the whole environment special.


Browse through this part of the website and get a snapshot of culture and heritage themes and ideas.

Preserve and protect

The Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) works in partnership with other government agencies and communities to identify, care for and promote the cultures and the heritage of NSW. By protecting, preserving and maintaining the heritage and the significant cultures of the past and present, we provide current and future citizens of NSW and our visitors with the opportunity to learn from, enjoy and value the important aspects of our heritage.

Learn more about OEH's role in culture and heritage conservation

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Page last updated: 16 August 2018