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The category with the next highest expenditure was Other museums and cultural heritage ($527.7m), followed by Libraries ($350.8m) and Art museums ($192.6m). The New South Wales Government was the largest contributor to Other museums and cultural heritage accounting for 50% of total state and territory government expenditure on this category. Victoria (15%) was the next highest contributor with $81.1m.
In dollar terms, the New South Wales Government spent the most on Libraries with an estimate of $81.3m, followed by Victoria ($77.8m) and Queensland ($55.5m). Of all states and territories, the Tasmanian Government spent the largest proportion of its total expenditure (32%) on Libraries. This reflects the fact that libraries are mainly or solely funded by the Tasmanian Government whereas in the other states and the Northern Territory, local governments also contribute significantly to the funding of libraries.