As part of the Australian Government’s commitment to delivering a new National Cultural Policy by the end of this year, consultation has now opened for stakeholders and community members to provide their perspectives and feedback to inform the policy.

Town hall events are being held across the country. Tickets are limited due to venue capacity.

People who work in the arts, entertainment and cultural sector and interested members of the Australian public are encouraged to attend.

The new National Cultural Policy will establish a comprehensive roadmap to guide the skills and resources required for this dynamic sector. Our starting point is Creative Australia, the national cultural policy launched by former Prime Minister Hon Julia Gillard AC in 2013.

There are 2 ways for you to tell us what you think—make a submission or attend a town hall event.

This new policy will be shaped by the diverse voices of the Australian arts, entertainment and cultural sector around the 5 goals of Creative Australia which have been distilled to the following pillars:

  • First Nations: recognising and respecting the crucial place of these stories at the centre of our arts and culture.
  • A place for every story: reflecting the diversity of our stories and the contribution of all Australians as the creators of culture.
  • The centrality of the artist: supporting the artist as worker and celebrating their role as the creators of culture.
  • Strong institutions: providing support across the spectrum of institutions which sustain our arts and culture.
  • Reaching the audience: ensuring our stories reach the right people at home and abroad.

There are 2 ways for you to tell the Australian Government what you think:

1. Making a submission

    • Make a submission by filling in the National Cultural Policy submission template.
      • To ensure timely processing of your submission, please limit your submission to no more than 3 pages in length.
      • Please include:
        • contact name
        • organisation name, if applicable
        • contact details, including telephone number, postal and email addresses
        • confirmation of whether or not your submission can be made public (published) or kept confidential.
      • All submissions need to meet the Digital Service Standard for accessibility in order to be made public. Any submission that does not meet this standard may be modified before being published. Please ensure you do not include any personal information that you do not want to be published.
      • If your submission is confidential, please ensure each page of the submission is marked as confidential.
    • Upload your submission using the form here, or email your submission to

2. Attending a town hall event

Town hall events open for registration.


Date: Friday, 5 August 2022
Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm

To register please visit


Date: Friday, 5 August 2022
Time: 3:30pm – 5:00pm

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Date: Monday, 8 August 2022
Time: 3:30pm – 5:00pm

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Albury Wodonga

Date: Tuesday, 9 August 2022
Time: 9:30am – 11:00am

To register please visit