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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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    In 1847 Edward Eyre Williams with his wife Jessie and their four children moved from Collingwood to Como House, which at…

    30 March 2015 via Facebook

    A big thanks to the ISS Health Div who volunteered at the Rippon Lea Teddy Bears’ Picnic. We couldn’t run our events…

    29 March 2015 via Facebook

    In March 1958 the National Trust formally acquired Como House in South Yarra with a £100,000 deposit, less than half of…

    28 March 2015 via Facebook

    So very excited that Miss Fisher's Costume Exhibition is returning to Rippon Lea and Festival of Phryne is coming t…

    28 March 2015 via Facebook