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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    #OnThisDay in 1970 the National Trust acquired Portarlington Mill. The Portarlington Steam Flour Mill Company was formed…

    26 October 2014 via Facebook

    Red Alert for Point Nepean National Park…

    24 October 2014 via Facebook

    Spruce up your summer salads and wow your friends with your own delicious home grown tomatoes. Our annual heritage tomat…

    24 October 2014 via Facebook

    Mooramong was built in the late 1800s and by the 1920s it had been bought by the lawyer and racing identity L K S Mackin…

    23 October 2014 via Facebook