About us TAS
The National Trust of Australia (Tasmania) is a community based member organisation responsible for the protection and presentation of historic heritage places.
In Tasmania, it is governed by an Act of Parliament (the National Trust Act 2006), a voluntary Board of Management and a Managing Director.
It is also a member of the Australian Council of National Trusts which was incorporated in 1965 and federates the eight autonomous National Trusts in each State and Territory.
The Trust has been operating in Tasmania since 1960 and was formed to acquire The Hollies (Franklin House), a fine late Georgian house built in 1838 on the outskirts of Launceston. Through the work of the Trust a number of significant heritage properties throughout the state now belong to the Tasmanian community and are able to be enjoyed by locals and visitors.
Through the support of its members and volunteers, the National Trust has played a critical role in advocating for Tasmanian heritage places that would no longer be here without its intervention on behalf of the community. This included the recording and classification of heritage places which is now carried out by Heritage Tasmania.
Today, the National Trust’s major activities include:
- The management, presentation and promotion of heritage properties in Tasmania that are open to the public.
- The coordination of the Tasmanian Heritage Festival, the State’s largest celebration of our island’s cultural heritage.
- Operating tax-deductible heritage conservation appeals for public buildings owned by community groups.
- Heritage Auspice Program: supporting non-incorporated bodies when applying for heritage grants.
- Heritage Co-operative Promotional Program: joint marketing initiatives involving community managed heritage sites and collections.
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The National Trust of Australia (Tasmania) was established in Tasmania in 1960. In 1975 an Act of Parliament was passed in the State Parliament which formally established the Trust as an independent community based organisation. New legislation was enacted in 2006.
- Tasmania Independent Auditors Report Year Ended 30 June 2016
- Tasmania Independent Auditors Report Year Ended 30 June 2015
- Financial Statements 2015-2016
- Financial Statements 2014 – 2015
- 2015 General Purpose Financial Statements
- Financial Statements 2013 – 2014
- Financial Statements 2012 – 2013
- Financial Statements 2011 – 2012
- Notes to Financial Statements 2011 – 2012
- Financial Statements 2010 – 2011
- Financial Statements 2008-2009
- Financial Statements 2007-2008
- Financial Statements 2006-2007