National Trust of Australia (Victoria), Advocacy, Melbourne

Identity area



Authorized form of name

National Trust of Australia (Victoria), Advocacy, Melbourne

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name


  • Community

Contact area


Advocacy Team



Street address

Tasma Terrace, Parliament Place, East Melbourne





Country name

Postal code



03 9656 9820; 03 9656 9818



Description area


The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) is the state’s premier community-based heritage advocacy organisation. We actively protect and conserve places of heritage significance for future generations to enjoy.

Since 1956 the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) has been actively conserving and protecting our heritage for future generations to enjoy. We are an independent non-profit charity organisation and the leading operator of house museums and heritage properties in the state.

As a community-based member organisation, we are not part of government and work with partners to deliver our mission to "inspire the community to appreciate, conserve and celebrate its diverse natural, cultural, social and Indigenous heritage."

The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) holds records relating to heritage properties and precincts and also holds a collection of over 35,000 objects, including furniture and household objects of significance, alongside fashion and textiles which tell the stories of our special places - for further information, see

Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

Administrative structure

Officer in charge: Advocacy

Records management and collecting policies

Maintains files and related material on heritage properties and precincts, significant trees, gardens, landscapes, and public art.



The National Trust (Victoria) holds the largest collection of material on heritage properties in Victoria. Files on over 6,000 properties (including some now demolished), heritage precincts (urban, rural and cultural/natural landscapes), significant trees and gardens. Material includes:
Files relating to:

  • Trust owned properties, 1956-
  • Landscapes
  • Urban conservation areas
  • Gardens/significant trees
  • Public art

Photographs and other material.

Finding aids, guides and publications

The National Trust Register is available at:

Access area

Opening times

Open by appointment. Contact

Access conditions and requirements

An appointment with the Advocacy department is required prior to a visit.


Services area

Research services

Reference assistance is available in person and by telephone. Referral to paid researcher is also available.
The archive can also be accessed by searching the National Trust Register, see:

Reproduction services

Copying services are available for original records to A3, photographs, newspapers, maps and plans. Fees apply.

Public areas

Control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used


Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Revised 7 June 2021




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

Tasma Terrace, Parliament Place, East Melbourne
Melbourne, Victoria 3002