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


Visit our Advocacy Blog

Register your primary school for a commemorative tree

View more news >


View more events >


    Vale Joan Kirner, first female premier of Victoria, sadly passed away yesterday. For this #TrustTreesTuesday in memory o…

    02 June 2015 via Facebook

    This Werribee Blue Box was added to the Significant Tree Register in 2013 after a new rare subspecies (eucalyptus baueri…

    02 June 2015 via Facebook

    Congratulations @e_leni who has won our May #MissFisherVIC photo competition and will receive a #MissFisher gift pa…

    01 June 2015 via Facebook

    In the Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries script for Blood & Money, the scene was described as ‘Miss Phryne Fishe…

    30 May 2015 via Facebook