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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    Love, Desire & Riches: The Fashion of Weddings. An exhibition that examines the intersection between film, historic fashion and ...

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    The Old Melbourne Gaol will be transformed into a pop up vodka bar with a band and food station. All areas of the Gaol will be a...

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    Inspired by Melbourne Spring Fashion Week? There is only one month left to visit the fabulous #LoveDesireRiches Fashion …

    31 August 2014 via Facebook

    How about something different to do on Father’s Day (7 Sept)? Take a guided historical walk and learn about the lifest…

    29 August 2014 via Facebook

    More about our appeal to raise funds for the conservation of the Kelly house in Beveridge, due to go under the hammer in…

    28 August 2014 via Facebook

    The National Trust has launched an appeal to save Ned Kelly's childhood home in Beveridge, which is coming up for a…

    28 August 2014 via Facebook