Primary contactAudit House, 2 Burnett Place, Larrakeyah Postal address: GPO Box 3520 Darwin, NT 0801
Darwin, Northern Territory 0820
National Trust of Australia (Northern Territory) is a community-based organisation with a charter to promote the preservation and awareness of the heritage of the Northern Territory. It is not a government organisation but is incorporated under a 1976 Act of Parliament. The National Trust (NT) is a member of the Australian Council of National Trusts (ACNT), a federation of Trusts in all states and territories.
The main objective of the National Trust is to promote the preservation of our heritage in whatever form that takes – buildings, places of historic, social, scientific or aesthetic significance or more intangible cultural heritage. The Trust also acts as an advocate for conservation and to lobby governments in matters of cultural heritage, legislation and conservation.
The Trust in the Northern Territory maintains a property portfolio of nineteen historic buildings, several of which are open to the public.
The Trust has branches in Darwin, Katherine, Borroloola, and Alice Springs as well as a presence in Timber Creek, Tennant Creek and Pine Creek, and through these, monitors heritage issues throughout the Territory. The Hartley Street School Museum, restored in 1980, is now the centre for heritage in Alice Springs.