La Trobe’s Cottage

The original home of Victoria's first Lt. Governor, Charles Joseph La Trobe from 1839 to 1854, La Trobe's Cottage is Melbourne oldest surviving building.

Although described by a visitor in 1852 as "small but elegantly furnished and standing in spacious grounds," La Trobe's Cottage is now a vital part of Victoria’s history. The cottage was made from prefabricated materials brought from England to be the home of La Trobe, his wife Sophie and their children.

The cottage has been restored and today contains items from the earliest time of Victoria's settlement.

Visit the La Trobe Society website for more information about Governor La Trobe.

 

Planning your visit

Address:

Corner of Birdwood Avenue & Dallas Brooks Drive, The Domain
Melbourne 3004 VIC

Open:

La Trobe's Cottage: Open October to April on Sundays from 2pm to 4pm.
Combined tours of Government House and La Trobe's Cottage run on select Mondays or Thursdays, please contact [email protected] for available dates.

Closed:

Christmas Day and Grand Prix weekend in March.

Phone:
Bookings Office on 03 9656 9889 Mon-Fri
Entry Fees:

Adults: $5,
Children and Concession: $4
Family $12
Cash only, no EPTPOS available at venue.

La Trobe's Cottage & Government House Tours:
Combined tours of Government House and La Trobe’s Cottage are available. Additional fees apply. Please email [email protected] for availability

What we offer:

Weddings and Functions at La Trobe's Cottage

For weddings and function enquiries, please contact our National Trust team.

Email –  [email protected] or phone 9656 9845.

 

More information can also be found in the following brochures:

Download The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) Wedding Brochure.

Download The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) Functions and Venue Hire Brochure.

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