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 ...

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    As part of Stonnington Council's Winter Arts Festival, Como House is open for one evening for guided tours through the mansion b...

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    #OnThisDay in 1959 Leila and Constance Armytage sold Como to the National Trust. Our offices were also originally at Com…

    20 August 2014 via Facebook

    We are looking for a Community Engagement and Events Development Manager. If you are interested take a look at the detai…

    20 August 2014 via Facebook

    Today the National Trust is appearing at a Planning Panel Hearing in Cardinia to support a new Heritage Overlay for the …

    19 August 2014 via Facebook

    If you haven’t been to see our exquisite collection of over 50 weddings gowns plus accessories at the Love, Desire &am…

    19 August 2014 via Facebook