National Trust Register

The National Trust (NSW) maintains one of the most comprehensive heritage registers in New South Wales. We list landscapes, buildings, townscapes, cemeteries and many other culturally significant places that are worthy of conservation.

Since 1946 the National Trust has prepared close to 13,000 heritage listings, and every year this list grows as new places are added to the Register.

While the National Trust Register has no legal force, it is regarded as an authoritative statement on the heritage significance of a place. A classification can also serve as an independent early warning of places that could be under threat from demolition, neglect or overdevelopment.

By protecting places of Indigenous, cultural and natural heritage significance, we can keep our shared heritage alive for future generations. Explore some of the latest listings below.

About the National Trust Register

The National Trust is a community-based, non-government organisation, and as such it has no statutory power. The Trust’s Register is intended to perform an advisory and educational role.

The listing of a place in the Register has no legal force. However, it is widely recognised as an authoritative statement of the heritage significance of a place.  However, if a place becomes threatened, the Trust may campaign and advocate for its protection. Specific campaigns are conducted to save threatened places, to stimulate debate and to raise the level of public and government awareness of the need to conserve our heritage.

If a National Trust classified place is under threat, please contact us. We will also advise you to take action, particularly with the local council.

The process of listing a place on our Register involves the identification and assessment of the place using criteria to indicate its cultural significance – its historic, aesthetic, social and scientific value for past, present and future generations.

This assessment is carried out by a\our technical staff and a number of expert committees who advise the Trust on items to be placed on the Register. These committees are made up of individuals with professional qualifications, such as architects, historians, archaeologists, planners, botanists, lawyers, educationalists and landscape architects, who all give their time freely to the Trust.

If you wish to nominate a place to our Heritage Register, please contact one of our Advocacy staff on 02 9258 0123 or at

They can provide you with more information on the nomination process, the information we require and the nomination form.

The latest listings to the National Trust Register

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National Trust Register enquiries

GPO Box 518 Sydney, NSW 2001

(02) 9258 0123


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