Our Work

Since 1956 the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) has been actively working towards conserving and protecting our heritage for future generations to enjoy.

The National Trust is not part of government. It is an independent non-profit organisation, supported by a large community base.

It is the premier heritage and conservation organisation in the state and the major operator of historic properties and heritage sites open to the public including the award winning Old Melbourne Gaol, Polly Woodside tall ship and Rippon Lea estate.

Since 1956, the National Trust has kept a register that now includes significant buildings, landscapes, trees, streetscapes, public art, pipe organs and cemeteries.
Melbourne Heritage Action is a heritage advocacy group facilitated and supported by the National Trust


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    We are hiring! We are looking for a Business Development Education Officer. If you are interested take a look at the pos…

    01 October 2014 via Facebook

    Como House in South Yarra (Cnr Williams Rd & Lechlade Ave) is open for guided tours today (Wed) and on Sunday 5 Octo…

    01 October 2014 via Facebook

    The ‘Immortal Red Gum’ at Dunkeld fell over years ago, but the branches re-rooted where they touched the ground and …

    30 September 2014 via Facebook

    Our #GardenFestival garden tours give you a behind the scenes look at the Rippon Lea garden which is listed on the Natio…

    30 September 2014 via Facebook