Recent News

The Hon. Don Harwin launches the Australian Heritage Festival in NSW on World Heritage Day

nsw
Minister for Heritage today launches the 2021 Australian Heritage Festival in New South Wales on World Heritage Day.
more

Reconnect with your heritage and community

wa
The Australian Heritage Festival runs from 16 April to 19 May and features a range of inspirational and educational events in local neighbourhoods around the country. Hosted by the National Trust of Western Australia, the Australian Heritage Festival highlights the value of history with this year’s theme, Our Heritage for
more

Dyson grave restoration at East Perth Cemeteries

wa
Located in East Perth Cemeteries, the headstone commemorates James Dyson and his two wives, Fanny Hoffington and Jane Edwards. It was commissioned by Andrew “Drewey” Dyson after the death of his mother Jane in 1899. Unfortunately, after 120 years exposed to the elements, the marble headstone had broken in half
more

Archaeology field school at Peninsula Farm

wa
The National Trust is excited to be hosting an archaeology field school on the grounds of Peninsula Farm. Staff and students from the University of Western Australia will be on site from 4 to 10 April to get some hands-on archaeology experience. Like many historic sites, Peninsula Farm has changed
more

Australian Heritage Festival – National Trust Events Program

wa
The Australian Heritage Festival is an opportunity for all communities to organise events and exhibitions, gather stories and tell them, celebrate through ceremony and performances, share knowledge through talks, walks and tours, and have fun bringing heritage to life. The festival brings together experiences from across the nation and is
more

Celebrate an Australian icon on National Eucalypt Day

wa
The annual event run by Eucalypt Australia aims to raise awareness of eucalypts and to celebrate the important place they hold in the hearts and lives of Australians. The National Trust keeps a Register of Significant Trees in Western Australia, a number of which are Eucalypts. The latest to be
more

National Trust Blue Mountains events for Saturday 20 March are cancelled

nsw
The ‘Best of Blue Mountains’ program of events were scheduled to take place at the following National Trust properties: Everglades House & Gardens at Leura. Norman Lindsay Gallery at Faulconbridge. Woodford Academy at Woodford – an event which included the Harvest Festival. The National Trust has taken this decision because
more

Don’t forget a brolly, Best of the Blue Mountains

nsw
At Everglades House & Gardens, we have divine Devonshire Teas available or if you want something with a bit more spice a sizzle, there are nachos and a sausage BBQ on offer to warm you up. The Everglades Gallery will have the NSW Schools Reconciliation Challenge exhibition on display and
more

Submissions are now open for the INSPIRE Writer in Residence initiative 2021

wa
In 2021, the INSPIRE initiative expands to offer five residencies, with $5000 stipends, across five heritage properties. New opportunities for 2021 include potential residencies at Woodbridge in Guildford and the East Perth Cemeteries, as well as continuing to offer Peninsula Farm in Maylands, Samson House Cottage in Fremantle and the
more

The National Trust calls on the Community to Have Your Say: Australian Heritage Strategy

nsw
The Australian Government is reviewing the Australian Heritage Strategy. The Government is asking for community feedback via a short survey, which closes on Thursday 18 March 2021.  The National Trust is asking calling on its members and supporters to have their say on the future of Australia's heritage.
more

Sell-out event will showcase the progress made at the Australian Wildlife Sanctuary following the devastating bushfires of 2020

nsw
Around 1,000 members of the community have snapped up tickets to come to the Australian Wildlife Sanctuary this weekend in celebration of the National Trust (NSW)’s 75th Anniversary.
more

Celebrating 50 years of the Western Desert Art Movement: Papunya

nsw
A new exhibition at the S.H. Ervin Gallery commemorates the start of the Papunya Tula Art Movement and showcases works that document the changing times and artists who defined the era. From the humblest of beginnings, Papunya Tula Artists has forged its way to become an artistic powerhouse.
more

Heritage Conversations – A museum in the making, 16 March 2021

wa
The opening of WA Museum Boola Bardip in November 2020 was the culmination of years of work. It was also a highlight in Western Australia’s cultural calendar, which had been marred by COVID closures and cancellations. Holding extensive scientific and cultural collections, Boola Bardip is a place to share Western
more

National Trust (ACT) supports Commonwealth heritage listing of Lake Burley Griffin and Adjacent Lands

act
National Trust of Australia (ACT) submission – Proposed heritage listing of Lake Burley Griffin – 26 February 2021
more

National Trust Heritage Awards 2021: New Jury Chair and Applications are Open

nsw
Entries have opened for the 2021 National Trust Heritage Awards. Organisations, individuals and community groups are invited to enter with projects or initiatives that have been (or will be) complete between 1 April 2020 and 30 March 2021. The awards are proudly supported by the NSW Government through the Heritage
more

2021 Opening Hours

vic
Please see our adjusted opening hours for all properties.
more

Federal Government gives environmental approval to light rail Stage 2A

act
Here is a link to the Canberra Weekly article on the Commonwealth approval of Light Rail Stage 2A in which the National Trust of Australia (ACT) has made a comment: Canberra Weekly – 5 February 2021
more

We’ll be right back

wa
The National Trust of Western Australia’s head office and properties in the Metro, Peel, South West and Great Southern regions are getting ready to reopen. Based on government guidelines, we will begin our transition out of lockdown with properties starting to reopen from Monday. Below are the opening dates relevant
more

Spend Valentine’s Day exploring heritage

nsw
Some of our properties are back to regular opening times, while others are only open on a reduced schedule. With that said, a handful of our much loved places will be opening for one day only in February – on Valentine’s Day weekend. Here are our top picks to make
more

Head office and property closures due to evolving COVID-19 situation

wa
The National Trust of Western Australia’s head office and properties in the Metro, Peel, South West and Great Southern regions will be closed until further notice due to the evolving COVID-19 situation. You can contact the National Trust’s head office via phone (08) 9321 6088 or via trust@ntwa.com.au. Properties that
more

Collie Roundhouse set for a new guest

wa
Built in the 1950s, Collie Roundhouse is as a significant relic of Western Australia’s history being the state’s only roundhouse and turntable that remains in situ. Julian Donaldson, National Trust of Western Australia CEO, said, “Be Our Guest Holdings presented an inspired vision that respects the heritage values of the
more
Load More
loader spinner