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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  • Garden FestivalGarden Festival

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

  • Opera on the lawn - A short season of La Bohème Opera on the lawn - A short season of La Bohème

    CitiOpera presents their fully-staged production of Puccini's most popular opera, La Bohème with chorus and chamber orchestra i...

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    Help us celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Teddy Bears’ Picnic at Rippon Lea by telling us your story! Were you at …

    27 November 2014 via Facebook

    Historic Mayday Hills Hospital in Beechworth has one of the best collections of trees in Victoria, of which 62 were plac…

    25 November 2014 via Facebook

    We want your events! Register your talks, tours, exhibitions and events for the 2015 National Trust Heritage Festival: C…

    24 November 2014 via Facebook

    La Bohème on the Lawn at Rippon Lea in December: Music of Love & Life - The Culture Concept Circle http://ow.ly/Ev…

    23 November 2014 via Facebook