KHT Building Expansion


We are excited to announce that the Koorie Heritage Trust has completed it’s building expansion program occupying all three levels of the Birrarung Building at Fed Square. This has created a stand-alone and independent First Peoples arts and cultural centre; a first of its kind in an Australian Capital City.

At the KHT, we seek to nurture, honour and celebrate the continuing cultures and Songlines of the First Peoples of South Eastern Australia. We do this by honouring our Community, celebrating the Culture, Creativity and Stories from our Community, and nurturing our People and Organisation. We are also about Place; and the expansion secures our future as a fundamental part of the Melbourne Arts Precinct, but is a significant new phase for the KHT in its 38-year history. It also recognises the importance of Victorian First Peoples during the time of Treaty, Truth Telling and the Voice.

shopKHT has also relocated to a new and exciting location in the Cross Bar Building at Fed Square, where you can purchase a unique and authentic gift designed and produced by our many Victorian First Peoples artists, designers and businesses.

KHT has worked extensively with a design collaboration (led by Lyons Architects) between First Nations architect Jefa Greenaway of Greenaway Architects, Lyons and Architecture Associates, to develop a considered and beautiful plan for the building interior design and fit-out reflecting Country and place that responds in a culturally sensitive way to both organisational and First Peoples community needs, values and aspirations.

The KHT expansion was possible through the generous support of the Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation (ILSC), the Aboriginal Community Infrastructure Program (ACIP), Melbourne Arts Precinct Corporation (MAP Co), and Gandel Foundation.

You can continue to support our building expansion through a tax-deductible donation by clicking on the donate button.



For further information, please telephone (03) 8662 6300 or EMAIL.

Render of proposed Level 1 public lounge