Welcome to Victoria - the home of some of Australia's most significant and extraordinary heritage sites.

Enjoy a great day out with the National Trust of Victoria. 

We have over twenty extraordinary heritage sites in Melbourne and regional Victoria which are rich in history and are open to the public.



Melbourne Properties

The Old Melbourne Gaol

Immerse yourself in the dark atmosphere of the Gaol, the Watch House and Court One of the Old Magistrates Court.


Rippon Lea Estate

National Heritage Listed, Rippon Lea is a grand 19th C mansion complete with a Victorian garden to explore including a tower, heritage orchard, lake, childrens playground, fernery and grotto.


The Polly Woodside Tall Ship

Board the Polly Woodside and sail back to 1904 aboard a real tall ship - a 650 ton Barque from the Woodside fleet berthed at Southbank.


Como House and Gardens

This is Melbourne's iconic heritage landmark. Enjoy a tour of the house, take a stroll in the gardens or enjoy a coffee at the cafe.


Portable Iron Houses

These rare examples of prefabricated homes were brought out by early settlers to Melbourne. Simple,
sparse and poorly insulated, they provide an insight into the lives of early Melbourne citizens in the middle
and lower classes.


Governor La Trobe's Cottage

Brought to Melbourne from London in 1839, visit the home of Victoria’s first Lt Governor, Charles La Trobe and his family.


Tasma Terrace

Visit the National Trust headquarters including our gift shop. Built in the 1870s, Tasma Terrace is an exceptional example of a three storey Victorian Terrace and the focus of landmark heritage legislative change.



From mansion to apartments, Labassa has survived with its Victorian era decoration intact.


Regional Properties

Barwon Park

Set in a sweeping rural landscape, wander through this majestic 42 room bluestone mansion which was built in 1871 and captures the glory of a Western District pastoral family.


Barwon Grange

Explore this Gothic Revival villa built on the banks of the Barwon river during the 1850s and one of the few surviving example of early colonial residences in Geelong.


The Heights

Prefabricated in Hamburg in 1854, the Heights is one of the largest portable homes in Victoria. Popular for weddings the Heights includes extensive stables, grounds and historic water tower.


Portarlington Mill

This sandstone storehouse for grain is an example of one of the 150 mills that used to occupy Victoria one hundred years ago.


Dow's Pharmacy

Located in historic Chiltern, Dow's Pharmacy includes an original chemist shop with original fittings and stock from over one hundred years. The apothecary workshop in the rear of the building houses the pill press and inventory of a lifetime of a pharmicist's work serving a local community.


Federal Standard Printing Works

This newspaper office with its printing presses and linotype is a reminder of the important function the local newspaper had in a rural community.


Lake View House

Home of Henry Handel Richardson, Lake View House features in her novel about the life a country doctor in her novel, The fortunes of Richard Mahony.


Endeavour Fern Gully

This nature reserve at Red Hill is the last example of virgin rainforest on the Mornington Peninsular and reveals the country that indigenous peoples managed for thousands of years. A QR nature trail and boardwalk let you explore the forest.


Nehill Brothers Farm

This site acts as a host farm for rare breeds of farm animals that are no longer economically viable on modern commercial farms.


Mott's Cottage

This simple cottage from the 1840s shows the rudimentary structure of early settlers homes and once also served as the village bakery.


The Briars

A homestead and wildlife sanctuary on the Mornington Peninsula The Briars homestead was completed in 1851 and occupied by Alexander Balcombe.



Hollywood comes to the homestead at this 1860s country house revamped for an Australian millionaire and his movie star wife.


Mulberry Hill

Home of Sir Daryl (artist) & Lady Joan (author) Lindsay


McCrae Homestead

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


Gulf Station

Established in the 1850s, Gulf Station was farmed for nearly 100 years by the Bell family.


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