National Trust of Australia (New South Wales), Sydney

Identity area



Authorized form of name

National Trust of Australia (New South Wales), Sydney

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name


  • Community

Contact area


Archives and Library Manager



Street address

National Trust Centre, Upper Fort Street, Millers Point
Postal address: GPO Box 518, Sydney 2001




New South Wales

Country name

Postal code



02 9258 0128



Description area


The Trust Archive is the repository for the records of the National Trust of Australia (NSW). Established in 1945 and the first National Trust in Australia, it has been a leading organisation in the conservation movement in New South Wales. Archive records reveal a history of the community movement to preserve significant places for all Australians. Battles fought and work undertaken to save individual buildings, landscapes, cemeteries, and industrial and move-able heritage items in New South Wales can be seen in records, images and Trust publications.

Archive records of Trust managed properties contain comprehensive histories of each of these significant properties as well as the conservation, interpretation and collection management of them by The Trust.

Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

Administrative structure

Officer in charge: Archivist

Records management and collecting policies

The focus is on collecting historical documentation relating to historic buildings, parks and gardens, the natural and built environment, cemeteries, urban areas, industrial archaeology and National Trust (NSW) properties.



  • Heritage sites and buildings records
  • Administration records, including minutes, correspondences and reports, etc on Trust activities, including advice to governments; volunteers work; restoration appeals; and fundraising activities and events
  • Trust publications
  • Plans of Trust properties
  • Property and museum records
  • Special library collection
  • Photographic prints and slides
  • Moving film collection.

Finding aids, guides and publications

Access area

Opening times

Monday to Friday 9am-5pm by appointment only.

Access conditions and requirements

Wherever possible the National Trust of Australia (NSW) will deal with access requests informally. Informal requests should be addressed to However, if information can not be accessed through an informal request, a formal access application may be necessary.
Paper files of the Trust dating back to 1945 exist for all record groups. Earlier material is held off site. Extra fees will be charged for boxes to be recalled.
See the website for further information or contact the archivist.


Services area

Research services

Reproduction services

Photocopying available. Charges apply.

Public areas

Control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used


Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion




Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders (Thematic area)
  • Agriculture (Thematic area)
  • Arts and Culture (Thematic area)
  • Built Environment (Thematic area)
  • Environment (Thematic area)
  • Family / Domestic Life (Thematic area)
  • Local Studies (Thematic area)
  • Clipboard

Primary contact

National Trust Centre, Upper Fort Street, Millers Point Postal address: GPO Box 518, Sydney 2001
Sydney, New South Wales 2000