About National Trust

We connect communities to the value of heritage through conservation, interpretation, events and education.

In partnership with the community and government, the National Trust promotes awareness and understanding, encourages participation, actively champions protection and leverages the economic and social value of Western Australia’s heritage.

Staff are led by the Senior Management Team with executive oversight provided by the Council. The National Trust of Western Australia is a registered charity.


Our vision

To be recognised as leaders in engaging communities with the value of Western Australia’s heritage to ensure its protection for future generations.

Our mission

To connect communities to the value of Western Australia’s diverse natural and cultural heritage.


Our Origins

The National Trust of Western Australia was founded in 1959 by concerned citizens who aimed to promote heritage conservation. It quickly grew to include some of the state’s most prominent citizens. In 1964, the National Trust was formally established as an independent, community-based organization through a state Act of Parliament, which can be found on the Australasian Legal Institute (Austlii) Database.

Our Patron

His Excellency The Honourable Chris Dawson AC APM, Governor of Western Australia and his wife, Mrs Darrilyn Dawson, are joint Patrons of the National Trust of Western Australia.

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