Our purpose is to foster public knowledge about and conserve places and objects that are significant to our heritage.

The National Trust of Australia (ACT) is a non-government, non-profit, community organisation incorporated as a public limited company under the Australian Corporations Law (ACN 008 531 182). Membership is open to any individual, family, business or organisation. We currently have around 1700 members in the ACT and surrounding region. This is the highest per capita membership of any State/Territory branch of the National Trust movement in Australia.The Trust is financed by membership subscriptions, donations, fund raising activities, sponsorship, legacies and Australian Government grants. Donations to the National Trust are Tax deductible (the Trust is specifically mentioned in the Taxation Act).

The Trust publishes Heritage in Trust a magazine for members and subscribers three times a year. Each edition contains articles on local, national and internaional history and heritage, general interest stories, reports of Trust activities, members activities, information about coming events and advertising from appropriate commercial sources.

One of the major benefits of joining the National Trust is, of course, free entry to properties managed by National Trusts and affiliated organisations in Australia and overseas. However, the Trust also has an extensive program of tours catering for a wide spectrum of interests – ranging from local heritage tours; through weekend trips to places of historic interest; to longer tours interstate and overseas. Please click the links below to download a copy of our charter, constitution or strategic plan.



Graham Carter – Chair
Ken Charlton
Hannah Griffiths
Eric Martin
John Tucker
Bronnagh Norris
Patrick Bailey
Jane Goffman
Marianne Albury-Colless
Gary Watkins

Mary Johnston – Chair
Linda Roberts
Michael Hodgkin
Marianne Albury-Colless
Trevor Wilson

Liz McMillan – Office Manager