Conservation of Western Australia's heritage is an integral part of what the National Trust does. Conservation of heritage includes natural, Aboriginal, built heritage and the National Trust's Heritage Policies.

  • Natural heritage: Research from around the world shows that spending time in nature improves our health and wellbeing. Traditional Aboriginal knowledge also makes the connection between healthy minds, bodies and our environment, which provides us with inspiration, recreation, cultural and spiritual experiences. It also gives us clean air, fresh water and medicinal and food products that contribute to our health and wellbeing. The National Trust believes that our natural environment is intrinsically valuable and is working to protect it.
  • Aboriginal heritage: The National Trust takes a holistic approach to heritage and one of the principal ways we support Aboriginal Heritage is by working with Aboriginal communities to establish foundations with the Trust to pursue community based conservation programs.
  • Build heritage: The National Trust cares for more than 60 places across Western Australia; one third of these are open to the public. Whether you are looking for inspiration, relaxation or just a little bit of magic, we have a place for you. Visit a National Trust place in the city or take a leisurely drive to explore the exceptional stories, architecture and landscapes offered at these special sites.
  • Heritage policies: In order to value our heritage, it is important for the government to provide leadership and to establish key policies which are valued, practical, sustainable and holistic in nature, and which will allow for a more integrated whole of government approach. The scope of the Heritage Policy considers a holistic approach to heritage in keeping with Commonwealth legislation and includes, but is not limited to, key areas of natural, Aboriginal and historic heritage as well as moveable and maritime heritage.

By following the links below, you can discover more about these programs and how you can get involved.

 

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Natural Heritage

The National Trust believes that our natural environment is intrinsically valuable and intertwined with our cultural heritage. It tells stories of historical land use patterns and how it influences and is influenced by its occupants.

Learn about our natural environment

Aboriginal Heritage

One of the principal ways in which the Trust supports Aboriginal Heritage is by working with Aboriginal communities to establish foundations with the Trust to pursue community based conservation programs.

Discover how we're supporting communities

Built Heritage

The National Trust cares for more than 60 places across Western Australia; one third of these are open to the public. Our places and collections tell the stories of our state’s shared history. Follow the link and explore the places you can visit.

Explore places to visit

Heritage Policies

The scope of the Heritage Policy considers a holistic approach to heritage in keeping with Commonwealth legislation and includes, but is not limited to, key areas of natural, Aboriginal and historic heritage as well as moveable and maritime heritage.

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