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 have lots of spectacular events lined up for the garden festival. From garden tours to swing dances to opera, we have somethi...

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    This Bunya Bunya Pine is in the Royal Botanic Gardens on Birdwood Ave. It was planted in 1879 by Lady Bowen, wife of the…

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    21 October 2014 via Facebook

    On this marvellous #ModernismMonday we are featuring a former supermarket and the adjacent W Wood House which is on the …

    20 October 2014 via Facebook

    Our Garden Festival at Rippon Lea is hotting up next week! We have events for the passionate gardener, bee lover, explor…

    18 October 2014 via Facebook