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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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    05 March 2015 via Facebook

    Championing the Chair Installation at Labassa ramps up this weekend with a talk from Nat’l Trust Chief Exec Martin Pur…

    04 March 2015 via Facebook

    At 44 metres, this Montezuma Cypress (Taxodium mucronatum) is the tallest tree in the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne (R…

    03 March 2015 via Facebook

    #OnThisDay in 1972 the restored three-tiered block of the #OldMelbourneGaol was permanently opened to the public. The op…

    03 March 2015 via Facebook