Heritage Grants / Assistance

At Tech-Dry SA we appreciate that maintaining and repairing a heritage property can be confusing and cost of lot of money and time.    Treating and repairing your salt damp damage can be just one of many expenses you face.    Heritage properties often require ongoing maintenance and care. Because of their age it can be expensive to repair these properties sympathetically.

However when we talk to a lot of our clients, many of them are not aware of the assistance that is offered by their local council office or heritage department.

Most councils throughout SA offer assistance and/or guidelines on how to repair your home sympathetically.  By doing this they can help you to retain the heritage aspects of the property.

Some even offer heritage grants towards some of the conservation costs of your home.   In some cases there may be grants to help with the cost of fixing your salt damp, and stone repairs, verandah repairs or roofing repairs.

It is important to note:

  • That you will probably need to apply for your grant in advance.   So prior to commencing / completion of the works
  • What you are applying for and/or your property must fit within their eligibility criteria
  • You may need to provide the council with a minimum of 2 detailed quotes
  • You will need to follow the heritage advisers recommendations/ specification
  • Heritage Grants my only be available at certain times of the year
  • Not all of your work may be eligible

And there are some other organisations/departments who offer useful information on Heritage properties.  The National Trust of South Australia can also provide homeowners or Heritage properties a great deal of advice.    Watch our VLOG for more information.   Also the State Government provides a lot of information on Heritage here.

Link to Heritage Grants

Finally, to assist you with some further information here is a table of links which you can use to find information relating to your particular council area.   Some of the links have information sheets, web pages and contact details of Advisers who can point you in the right direction.:

(Please note:  we tried to make this list as accurate as possible.  However, inevitably we could have missed some or these may have been updated since creating this page – please don’t hesitate to email us and let us know if the information appears to be incorrect). 

Name of CouncilLink to Heritage information Link to Heritage information Heritage Adviser Details
City of Adelaide Heritage Page LinkHeritage Grant Link Council’s Heritage
Technical Officer
08 8203 7445
Adelaide Hills Council Heritage Page Link Heritage Grant Link
Adelaide Plains Council Heritage Grant Link
Alexandrina Council Heritage Page Link Heritage Grant Link Pippa Buckberry
08 83883440
The Barossa Council Heritage Page Link Heritage Grant Link Tania Paull
08 8563 8448
Barunga West Council Heritage Page Link Heritage Grant Link
Berri Barmera CouncilHeritage Grant Link
City of Burnside Heritage Page Link Heritage Grant Link Development
& Policy
08 8366 4241.
Campbell Town City Council Heritage Page Link Heritage Grant Link
City of Charles Sturt Heritage Page Link Heritage Grant Link 8408 1111
Clare and Gilbert Valley Council Heritage Grant Link
Copper Coast Council Heritage Page Link Heritage Grant Link
Town of Gawler Heritage Page Link Heritage Grant Link 8522 9211
Regional Council of Goyder Heritage Page Link Heritage Grant Link
District Council of GrantHeritage Grant Link
City of Holdfast Bay Heritage Grant Link
Kangaroo Island Council Heritage Grant Link
District Council of Karoonda East Murray Heritage Grant Link
Kingston District Council Heritage Page Link Heritage Grant Link
Light Regional Council Heritage Page Link Heritage Grant Link
City of Marion Heritage Page Link Heritage Grant Link
Mid Murray Council Heritage Page Link Heritage Grant Link
City of Mitcham Heritage Page Link Heritage Grant Link
Mount Barker District Council Heritage Page Link Heritage Grant Link
City of Mount Gambier Heritage Page Link Heritage Grant Link
District Council of Mount Remarkable Heritage Grant Link
Naracoorte Lucindale Council Heritage Grant Link
Northern Areas Council Heritage Page Link Heritage Grant Link
City of Norwood Payneham and St Peters Heritage Page Link Heritage Grant Link Urban Planning
& Environment Department
08 8366 4530.
City of Onkaparinga Heritage Page Link Heritage Grant Link
City of Playford Heritage Page Link Heritage Grant Link
City of Port Adelaide Enfield Heritage Grant Link
Port Pirie Regional Council Heritage Grant Link
City of Prospect Heritage Page Link Heritage Grant Link
Renmark Paringa Council Heritage Grant Link
District Council of Robe Heritage Page Link Heritage Grant Link Richard Woods
08 8768 2003
City of Salisbury Heritage Grant Link
Southern Mallee District Council Heritage Grant Link
Tatiara District Council Heritage Grant Link
City of Tea Tree Gully Heritage Grant Link
City of Unley Heritage Grant Link
City of Victor Harbour Heritage Page Link Heritage Grant Link 08 8551 0570
Wakefield Regional Council Heritage Page Link Heritage Grant Link
Corporation of The Town of Walkerville Heritage Page Link Heritage Grant Link
Wattle Range Council Heritage Page Link Heritage Grant Link
City of West Torrens Heritage Grant Link
District Council of Yankalilla Heritage Grant Link
Yorke Peninsula Council Heritage Page Link