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: The Fashion of Weddings. An exhibition that examines the intersection between film, historic fashion and ...

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    The National Trust has collected acorns from this 99 yr old Gallipoli Oak, growing not far from Hamilton. Schools can re…

    26 August 2014 via Facebook

    Friday 5 Sept join us for a vodka cocktail after dark at the Old Melbourne Gaol. Book your ticket now for our pop-up bar…

    25 August 2014 via Facebook

    Our third #TrustTalks will look beyond the fa├žade of Flinders Street Station. Join Jenny Davies, a researcher, author a…

    24 August 2014 via Facebook

    Latest VCAT decision threatens Windsor Hotel tower The Age - theage.com.au: The National Trust's Paul Roser said, &…

    22 August 2014 via Facebook