Opening Hours

Covid Safe Plan

The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) has prepared this plan to minimise the risk of coronavirus (COVID-19) transmission occurring to stakeholders, staff, volunteers, contractors and visitors. This plan is based on a review of risks to operations, both offices, gardens and spaces open to the public. 

Click HERE to view a document outlining the requirements and elements of our COVID Safe Plan. 


Visitor Information

Group tours available by appointment, to enquire about group tours of 10 people or more, please email

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Old Melbourne Gaol: Open Wednesday to Sunday 10am – 5pm.

The Gaol will be open 7 days a week from Saturday 25 June – Sunday 10 July for the winter school holidays, with an option to add a guided tour for an additional $5 upon arrival.

Night tours: on select evenings at 8pm.

For more details visit:


book a night tour


Como Gardens: Open Monday to Saturday 9am – 5pm, Sun 10am – 5pm

Como Shop: Open Wednesday to Sunday from 10am – 3.30pm

Como House: Guided tours of the house operate on select Wednesdays & Fridays (2pm only), and Saturdays and Sundays (11am, 12.30pm and 2pm).

Please note that there are currently works taking place at Como House that may impact access in some areas.



Labassa: Open every third Sunday from 10am to 4pm.

Labassa Open Day – Sunday 17 July 2022

A marvellous Melbourne masterpiece.

Experience the complex richness of Labassa’s architectural and human history.

Although more than 700 people have lived at Labassa, it has miraculously survived with most of its opulent Victorian era decoration intact.

Guided tours available for each session.

Tour times:

  • 10 am session: House tour at 10.45am and external tour 11.15am
  • 11:15am session : House tour at 12:00pm and external tour at 12:30pm
  • 12:30pm session : House tour at 1.15pm and external tour at 1.45pm
  • 1:45pm session: House tour at 2.30pm and external tour at 3:00pm
  • 3:00pm session: House tour at 3.45pm and external tour at 4.15pm (Last entry at 3.30pm)

Information brochure available for self-guided tours.

All tours are approximately 30 minutes duration. Please adhere to the correct times of tours according to the session you purchase.




La Trobe’s Cottage is currently closed for the winter.

Open Sundays (October to April) 1pm to 4pm (last guided tour 3.30pm)

Government House: Tours will take place on the first Monday of the month from 11am to 12pm.

Please note: combined tours of Government House and La Trobe’s Cottage are available all year. Additional fees apply. Please email for the availability of these tours.

Waller House is currently closed for tours.

Geelong & Bellarine Peninsula

Barwon Grange is currently operating on a winter schedule, with open days on select Sundays from 1pm to 4pm.

Next open days: Sunday 31 July & Sunday 28 August.

Portarlington Mill is currently closed for tours.

Mornington Peninsula

McCrae Homestead: is currently closed for the winter.

Open Sundays 11am- 4pm, last entry is at 3.30pm (September to June)

Yarra Glen


Lake View House is currently closed for the winter.

Open on Saturdays (September to May) 11am to 2pm.

Western Victoria

Port Fairy

Mills Cottage is currently closed for the winter.