Australia/ 5.1 General legislation  

5.1.3 Allocation of public funds

Funding for culture and the arts at the federal level is provided from the Treasury to the department/office to the Office for the Arts, which then makes the relevant appropriations to the portfolio’s cultural agencies, including the Australia Council.  A similar process occurs within the states.  There is no national lottery system for funding the arts in Australia, but the State of Western Australia has a lottery system run by the state agency Lotterywest whose legislation requires the agency to make an annual allocation of funds to the State Treasury for direct appropriation for arts and culture, sport, and health, based on a fixed percentage of overall sales of Lotterywest products.

Chapter published: 27-12-2013