The National Trust is supported by its network of committees and regional Branches.

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The National Trust of Australia (Victoria’s) Building & Estates Committee makes strategic and policy recommendations to the NTAV Board directed to maximizing the potential of the Trust’s property and land asset portfolio, as to ensure the appropriate conservation & development of NTAV sites in line with best practice.  This Committee has been responsible for creation of the ‘Strategic Policy for National Trust of Australia (Victoria) Properties’, which adapts to the legislative/policy changes impacting on management and change of cultural heritage, and governs our management, protection and conservation of the heritage assets within our portfolio

The National Trust of Australia (Victoria’s) Finance & Audit Committee provides counsel to Directors & Senior Managers on management accounting, cash flows, funding requirements, budgeting, risk and financial performance. This Committee is responsible for overseeing and appraising the quality of the audits conducted by the external auditors and confirms/recommends yearly audit assessments to the NTAV Board, and serves as an objective party to evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of the Trust’s financial management reporting systems, and to review statutory financial reports presented to and by the Board to the membership.


The National Trust of Australia (Victoria’s) Heritage Advocacy Committee advises the Board and organisation on matters relating to cultural heritage, and supports the implementation of strategic frameworks and policies for the effective conservation and advocacy of indigenous, natural and historic heritage across Victoria in line with best practice. This Committee assists the Advocacy Manager in setting strategic directions for heritage advocacy, reviews Advocacy Position Statements on key issues and makes recommendations to the Board, reviews  NTAV conservation & advocacy policies, and provides strategic advice and input on heritage issues including, place-based campaigns, policy review and reform, and any heritage advocacy issue that may arise in response to issues that occur in the course of the operations of the Advocacy Team.

The National Trust of Australia (Victoria’s) Joint Committee provides the opportunity for all NTA(V) Expert Committees to review, strategise, plan and evaluate NTA(V) work against the strategic plan, to ensure that the organisation and its Committees are working together. This Committee assists the NTAV with the review of its yearly strategic activity in line with the current Strategic Policy, with the Directors appointed to each committee bringing forth the recommendations/feedback/updates from their Committee’s work, and their review of current NTAV policies/activities. Furthermore, this Committee acts as an expert community for the organisation and the individuals on each committee, as they meet socially at least once a year to discuss each Committee’s work and strengthen the NTAV’s Committee network.

Victorian Branches

The National Trust’s Branch network in Victoria covers metropolitan Melbourne, regional and rural Victoria. Branches facilitate the participation of local Trust members in the Trust’s work.

There are many opportunities open to members through their local Branch.  These include:

  • participate in heritage festivals including the National Trust annual Heritage Festival
  • partner with local government in National Trust heritage award schemes
  • organise diverse activities for local members
  • work with National Trust staff to influence local Councils to protect heritage places via their planning schemes
  • assist in maintaining the National Trust heritage places database by updating information about local places
  • coordinate activities with a broad and diverse range of partners, including local historical groups, local government, and other not-for-profit groups

Each Branch is unique in the opportunities and activities it provides.  To get in contact with your local Branch see the list or fill out the contact form below.

Ballarat Branch


Bass Coast Branch


Bendigo & District Branch


Casey-Cardinia Branch


Dandenong Ranges Branch


Geelong & Region Branch


Inner West Branch


Mornington Peninsula Branch


Port Fairy Branch


Portland Branch


Wimmera & Region Branch


Branches Forum

The Trust holds bi-annual Branches Forums to bring together all of our Branches from across the state to share ideas.

Twice a year the Trust invites its Branches to come together to share the work they have been doing with the Board, staff and other Branches from across the state.  The forum is held in a different location each time with an emphasis on exploring Victoria’s rich history.  The focus of the forums varies from informal days out to structured workshops with the aim of facilitating connections across the state between those who are advocating for the protection of our shared heritage.

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Heritage Festival

Join our Branches in celebrating the best of Victoria's heritage during this year's National Trust Heritage Festival. All of our Branches are running events during April and May as part of the celebrations. Check out the dedicated Festival website for full details:

Heritage Festival

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Tasma Terrace

4 Parliament Place, East Melbourne, 3002

03 9656 9818


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