For those without commitment phobias, a lifelong membership is for you.

A lifelong membership with the National Trust is the definition of a perfect relationship! We take care of the housework and chores; organise events and activities so one is never bored and cease nagging for you to pay the bills.

With a multitude of activities that run throughout the year and hundreds of properties to see, Life Members are able to visit properties as often as they like and will never cease to explore something new.

To become a Life Member call (03) 9656 9830 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm)

'Culture is the widening of the mind and the spirit.'

Jawaharlal Nehru, First Prime Minister of India

Places to visit for free in Victoria as a National Trust Member

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Barwon Grange

Barwon Grange alone survives intact from many fashionable mid 19th century valuable river frontage residences built along the Barwon river


Barwon Park Mansion

Barwon Park, built in 1871 for Thomas and Elizabeth Austin is a majestic 42 room bluestone mansion and stables & an ideal venue for weddings, photography and group functions


Como House & Gardens

Built in 1847, Como House & Garden is an intriguing mix of Australian Regency and classic Italianate architecture. Established by Edward Eyre Williams as a new home for himself and his wife Jessie Gibbon, Como has been immersed in glamour and romance since its early beginnings

Dow's Pharmacy

Built in 1859, the pharmacy remained open until 1968 and was operated by Hilda and Roy Dow from 1929. You will find many original shop fittings, records and pharmaceutical equipment. The extent to which retailing and the science of pharmacy and medicine have changed is well highlighted at Dow's Pharmacy


Endeavour Fern Gully

Endeavour Fern Gully is a rural bushland remnant of 27 hectares of rain forest that contains a variety of natural habitats and rich in local flora and fauna


Gulf Station

Gulf Station tells an exciting story about the daily life on a pioneer farm, with an array of farm buildings and animals waiting to be discovered



Labassa is one of Australia's most outstanding 19th century mansions. Hidden in a cul-de-sac in Caulfield, Labassa's striking facade and opulent interiors reflect late 1880s grandeur and Victorian taste and elegance


McCrae Homestead

McCrae Homestead is one of Victoria's oldest homesteads and is a physical reminder of the early pioneering life



Remodelled in 1938 to reflect the Hollywood style, this homestead elegantly echoes the lifestyle of D.J.S (Scobie) Mackinnon and his wife, Hollywood silent screen star Claire Adams


Mulberry Hill

Home of Daryl Lindsay who founded the National Gallery of Victoria and Joan Lindsay author of 'Picnic at Hanging Rock'


Old Melbourne Gaol

Winner of Australian and Victorian Tourism Awards. Explore Melbourne's dark past through this legal precinct comprising the original Gaol, Magistrate's Court and former Police City Watch House. Includes Watch House tours, Ned Kelly deathmask and interactive court room trials


Polly Woodside Tall Ship

All aboard for adventure on Melbourne's favorite tall ship.With an interactive gallery and an exciting program of events, this 1885 Belfast built iron ship is a rich reminder of Australia’s maritime history and provides an engaging experience for everyone


Portable Iron Houses

The three houses on Coventry Street, South Melbourne are among the few 19th century prefabricated iron buildings remaining in the world


Portarlington Mill

Built in 1856 Portarlington Mill is a significant example of early flour mill constructed of local sandstone and timbers.It is one of the few once-common flour mills in good condition and open to the public


Rippon Lea House & Gardens

Rippon Lea is a National Heritage Listed site and one of the last surviving examples of a grand estate. The estate has a large Victorian pleasure garden and fernery, an original mansion with 19th C kitchens, lake, waterfall, grotto, orchard and tower


The Federal Standard Printing Works

One of the few substantially intact provincial newspaper printeries remaining from the gold mining era


The Heights

Pre–fabricated in Hamburg, Germany, the Heights was erected in 1854 and is the largest dwelling of its kind in Victoria