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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    Detective Inspector Jack Robinson’s patience is running out, #MissFisher should be keeping better track of her wardrob…

    21 April 2015 via Facebook

    The Nat’l Trust team has been working on setting up Monumental Modernism: The Sculpture of Remembrance which is taking…

    20 April 2015 via Facebook

    This Friday night go behind bars as the Old Melbourne Gaol throws a Whisky Pop-up Bar! You can have whisky neat or be mo…

    19 April 2015 via Facebook

    History comes alive at Barwon Park for #heritagefest launch this weekend with re-enactments from the Geelong Military Re…

    18 April 2015 via Facebook