The National Trust of Australia (NSW) is a community-based, non-government organisation, committed to promoting and conserving New South Wales’ natural, built and cultural heritage.

Established in 1945 by Annie Wyatt, the National Trust began with a mission to conserve Sydney’s bushland and historic architecture. Today we are Australia’s leading heritage conservation charity.

We care for magnificent gardens, galleries and house museums across New South Wales, while also leading the field in bushland management. Our advocacy efforts raise awareness for natural or built heritage under threat.

All of this work is made possible with the help of more than 20,000 members, 1,000 volunteers, and the ongoing support of donors and staff. Together, we’re delivering on our vision to bring the heritage of New South Wales to life for future generations.

The National Trust acknowledges the traditional owners of the land on which we work, live and share stories of heritage. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We support and are signatories to the Uluru Statement.

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Meet the Board

Find out more about the Board of Directors.


Strategic Plan

Read our strategy for 2020-2024 and beyond.


Our Vision:

  • To bring the heritage of New South Wales to life for future generations.

Our Mission:

  • Advocate for the conservation of built, cultural and natural heritage by engaging with the community and government
  • Identify, conserve and protect our built, cultural and natural heritage by example, advice and support
  • Educate and engage the community by telling our stories in ways that awaken a sense of place and belonging.

Our Values:

  • Independent – operate without fear or favour
  • Trustworthy – uphold the highest standards of ethics, professionalism and governance
  • Inclusive – embrace diversity
  • Inspirational – awaken awareness and galvanise support for our causes.

Reports and publications

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