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 ...

  • 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...

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    The ‘Immortal Red Gum’ at Dunkeld fell over years ago, but the branches re-rooted where they touched the ground and …

    30 September 2014 via Facebook

    Our #GardenFestival garden tours give you a behind the scenes look at the Rippon Lea garden which is listed on the Natio…

    30 September 2014 via Facebook

    Ever wanted to learn the art of Japanese flower arranging? Yukako Braun from the Melbourne chapter of Ikenobo is running…

    29 September 2014 via Facebook

    In Sept 1969 the National Trust classifies the first historic area in Echuca http://ow.ly/BKxtX. Below are a couple of o…

    29 September 2014 via Facebook