The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) has been lobbying for the preservation of Victoria's heritage since 1956, and advocacy remains at the heart of all that we do. As the largest community-based heritage organisation in Victoria, the National Trust is the lead voice campaigning to protect our irreplaceable heritage.
Our campaigns are guided by a network of advisory committees comprised of leading experts who provide advice on heritage issues and input on submissions advocating for the recognition, protection and celebration of heritage across Victoria, including Aboriginal cultural heritage, buildings, trees, industrial sites, cultural and natural landscapes, public art, and pipe organs.
We advocate for heritage places to be recognised on the Victorian Heritage Register and in local planning schemes, and defend heritage places at Planning Panels and VCAT. We support councils to recognise, celebrate and protect local heritage, and work with our partners and community groups to build capacity for heritage advocacy across Victoria.