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 Love, Desire & Riches

    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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    #Throwbackthursday - Town & Country Planning Association, led by Kenneth Myer, decided that action needed to be take…

    30 October 2014 via Facebook

    We have two fantastic events coming up at our Garden Festival – take a look and start planning your weekends. Some of …

    30 October 2014 via Facebook

    Our fabulous Fashion of Weddings exhibition - Love, Desire & Riches - finishes at Rippon Lea on Sunday! Don’t miss…

    29 October 2014 via Facebook

    Gulf Station in Yarra Glen will be celebrating the 175th anniversary of the arrival of the ‘David Clark’ - the first…

    28 October 2014 via Facebook