Nominations are now open for 2020 Victorian Tree of the Year.

The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) is the state’s leading advocate for the protection of trees, celebrating the benefits they provide to our communities. Since 1982 the Trust has classified over 20,000 trees in 1,200 places across the state on the National Trust Significant Tree Register.


To be eligible for the Victorian Tree of the Year contest, a tree must be registered on the National Trusts’ of Australia Register of Significant Trees. You can search the register online; either use ‘Around Me’ to find trees in your neighbourhood, or use the advanced search options to filter trees by species or location.

Nomination process

Send us an email at with “2020 Victorian Tree of the Year” in the subject line. Be sure to include a link to the tree from the register and why you think this tree should be 2020 Victorian Tree of the Year. Please also give us your contact details.

Nominations close Monday 2 March 2020.


2020 Victorian Tree of the Year shortlist

The National Trust’s Significant Tree Expert Committee will consider nominations and create a shortlist of between 9-12 trees. If your favourite tree has missed out or isn’t yet included on the National Trust Register of Significant Trees, don’t worry — there’s always next year.


Voting for the Victorian Tree of the Year will be open to everyone on our National Trust of Australia (Victoria) Facebook page throughout the Australian Heritage Festival, 18 April – 19 May 2020. The Victorian Tree of the Year winner will be announced at the close of festival.


Eloise Dowd

Environmental Heritage Advocate


More on the National Trust Register of Significant Trees

Search the Register

There are over 2,500 significant tree records compiled over 30 years by the National Trusts across Australia. Search to find your favourite tree, or nominate a tree to the Register.


2019 Victorian Tree of the Year Winner

The River Red Gum is located on the corner of Bridge Street and Manningham Road in Bulleen. With a 300-year history, it measures 20 metres high with a canopy spread of 17 metres. The tree was originally saved by a local resident when the rest of the block was cleared to make way for the service station. The River Red Gum received an impressive 1,045 out of total 3,669 votes.

2018 Victorian Tree of the Year Winner

Th Lollipop tree (Monterey Pine, Pinus radiata) at the Parks Victoria Mount Beckworth Scenic Reserve receiving a convincing 351 of the total 830 votes.

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2016 Victorian Tree of the Year Winner

This Mountain Ash (Eucalytus regnans), known as the ‘Kalatha Giant’, is at least 400 years old and currently one of the largest living trees in Victoria.

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