NTWA Calls for Ellensbrook Proposals

This brief has been prepared to assist in the selection and engagement of a consultant team to undertake community and stakeholder consultation in relation to Ellensbrook situated 12km northwest of Margaret River in the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park approximately 290km south of Perth. It is arguably one of the most significant within the portfolio of heritage places managed by the National Trust, largely as a consequence of its highly layered and complex histories.

The National Trust has received a grant from Lotterywest to undertake conservation and interpretation works combined with education and community engagement activities at Ellensbrook, a project that will be carried out during 2016/17. The ultimate aspiration is to provide an international quality heritage offering to the community and tourists who visit the place.

The histories of Ellensbrook attest to both the amicable and frequently volatile relations between Aboriginal people and the early colonists. It offers the unique potential to explore these relationships, to redress an imbalance in the telling of these histories and to contribute to the process of reconciliation. It is a place of contemporary stories, has strong connections to its surrounding community and is highly valued by many, even those who do not visit.

The place is one that tells stories of the natural world and how this environment has been shaped by human intervention. It represents patterns of use that have been replicated throughout the south west and is positioned to tell a broader story of land uses in the region.

The outcomes of the community consultation will inform decision making during the course of the project, influence conservation, interpretation, education and community engagement activities, build capacity and a framework for community and stakeholder engagement and assist in developing relationships to benefit Ellensbrook.


A budget allocation of $25,000 has been allocated to this component of the project.




Closing Date and Lodgement of Submissions
Your submission should be clearly marked, “Ellensbrook Community Consultation Project”, and received at the offices the National Trust no later than 5pm WST on Wednesday 24th August 2016.
Mail: National Trust of Australia (WA) PO Box 1162 WEST PERTH WA 6872
Email: trust@ntwa.com.au

Plan your Visit

NTWA Calls for Ellensbrook Proposals


Ellen Brook Road
Yebble, Margaret River 6285 WA


The homestead is open Thursday to Saturday between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm. Your ticket is valid at any time during opening hours.
Sundays and public holidays, tours at 10.30 am.
Book now with the link below.
Grounds are open daily.


15, 16 and 17 September 2023
Good Friday
Please note, Ellensbrook will close if the Bureau of Meteorology forecast for Margaret River is for 38 degrees or above. You will be able to use your tickets on another day or request a refund.

(08) 9755 5173
Entry Fees:

National Trust Members - FREE
Adults - $10.00
Concession - $7.00
Children (5yrs and over) - $5.00
Children (under 5 yrs) - FREE
Family group of four (children 5-17 years) - $25.00
Companion card holders - FREE
Group bookings (10 or more people) - from $7.00 per person
(Schools by appointment)

What we offer:

Please note: If you buy a member or concession ticket, you must show your proof of concession or membership card upon arrival.

Family tickets are for two adults and two children aged 5 to 17.

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