National Trust (NSW) Extraordinary General Meeting 2022

Members are invited to the National Trust (NSW)'s Extraordinary General Meeting. Help the National Trust (NSW) thrive into the future, network over drinks and canapés and view two exciting exhibitions in one afternoon.

The revision of the Rules is transformative, ensuring the National Trust keeps pace with changes caused by technology advancements, the pandemic and other factors.

The proposed amendments proactively respond to legal, philanthropic and digital changes including:

  • alignment to the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission (ACNC) governance requirements;
  • better connection with members, through technology and virtual meetings, enabling AGM participation state-wide
  • voting rights for volunteers with complimentary membership (gained through hours worked);
  • diversity on the Trust board by providing members with an understanding of the skills and experience of current and potential directors. This includes a requirement that the Treasurer have accounting qualifications or equivalent;
  • c ommittee flexibility with the ability to select the number of executive positions.

Afterwards, enjoy drinks and canapés as you browse Heart of Country: Arnhem Land Barks – a comprehensive exhibition of remarkable bark paintings that depict the relationship to Country, produced by four generations of Indigenous artists from Arnhem Land and beyond.

Guests are also invited a special viewing of the original 1960s AMP building architectural model as part of the Visions from Sydney Cove exhibition.

Find out more about the Rules


Images (L-R): Attendees at the 2020 AGM, Visions of Sydney Cove display


1. Welcome, proxies and apologies
2. Consideration of the revised National Trust Rules tabled at the Extraordinary General Meeting and if thought fit, adopt those Rules as the new Rules of the National Trust of Australia (NSW).
Motion proposed by: Neil Wykes OAM, President
Motion seconded by: Susan Hunt, Deputy President
3. Any other Business or Motion in accordance with the National Trust of Australia (NSW) Act 1990.
4. General Business*



To attend please RSVP online via Eventbrite and present your ticket on entry. If the EGM reaches capacity or ‘sold out’, please email Aly McAuliffe at to be placed on the wait list.

Please bring your membership card with you.

The S.H. Ervin Gallery has wheelchair access and free car parking for members.

*General Business: Pursuant to the National Trust of Australia (NSW) Rules, Rule 61 states: Any member who desirous of bringing forward any business (other than a motion) for discussion at any meeting shall forward to the Office not less than seven (7) days before the meeting a notice in writing signed by the member stating the general nature of the business for discussion. In the absolute discretion of the Chair of the meeting, the Chair may permit discussion of any business of which such notice has or has not been given.