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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    Update from Melbourne Heritage Action on the Palace…

    20 November 2014 via Facebook

    The McCrae Homestead (11 Beverley Road, McCrae) was built in 1844 by Georgiana & Andrew McCrae and in November 1969 …

    20 November 2014 via Facebook

    WANTED: Characters for an exciting photo/film project. …

    19 November 2014 via Facebook

    The Governor-General planted the first Gallipoli Oak to commemorate the Anzac Centenary last week at the Royal Botanic G…

    18 November 2014 via Facebook