Victorian Tree of the Year Nominations Open

Nominations are now open for 2021 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 the ’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 2021 Victorian Tree of the Year in the subject line. Be sure to include a link to the tree from our website and why you think this tree should be 2021 Victorian Tree of the Year. Please also give us your contact details. 


 Nominations close Monday 1 March 2021.  


2021 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 2 May 2021. The Victorian Tree of the Year winner will be announced at the close of the festival. 



Eloise Dowd 

Environmental Heritage Advocate