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Portable Iron Houses – National Trust Property

Help the National Trust protect our heritage by undertaking a regular volunteer commitment!

The National Trust works to preserve and promote Australia’s indigenous, environmental, and built heritage and culture.

A huge number of positions are available across the state varying from front of house, food service and clerical roles to guiding, research, promotions and fundraising.

Volunteering at the National Trust is a fantastic way to meet new people, develop new skills and contribute to the history of your local community.

About this site: These three houses are among the few 19th century prefabricated iron buildings remaining in the world. An audiovisual display provides a comprehensive account of their importance in the history of white settlement in Australia, particularly during the gold rush years in Victoria. They are listed as protected properties by the National Trust of Victoria.

Get in touch with the National Trust today to find out more!

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399 Conventry Street

South Melbourne



Ph. (03) 9699 2172