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Open Day at La Trobe's Cottage

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La Trobe's Cottage

Dallas Brooks Drive

Melbourne, VIC 3004


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Visit the elegant La Trobe’s Cottage and garden, the home of the first Governor of Victoria

About this event

Join us on a tour of the charming La Trobe’s Cottage.

It is 180 years since the Trobe family arrived in Melbourne. Discover how Charles Joseph La Trobe, Victoria’s first Governor, lived with his family in his prefabricated house in early Melbourne. You will get a fascinating glimpse into family life at his ‘Jolimont’ estate, with his wife Sophie and their children.

You can arrive anytime between 1pm to 3.30pm. The property will close at 4pm.

During February you will learn the story of La Trobe’s prefabricated house, and hear how factories in London were supplying such cottages for British colonies around the world.

During March you will be able to view a selection of La Trobe’s art and see other artists’ pictures of La Trobe’s Cottage.

During April you will be able to enjoy the Autumn garden and see plants we know featured in La Trobe’s ‘Jolimont’ garden.

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COVID Conditions of Entry

The safety of our visitors and staff remain our top priority. We have put measures in place to protect the health and wellbeing of everyone. Please note the following protective measures and conditions of entry will apply to all visitors and staff.

Conditions of Entry:

  • Masks will be mandatory indoors for all visitors aged eight years and over.
  • You must register your details upon entry by scanning the Service Victoria QR Code, please download the Service Victoria app prior to your visit for a smooth check-in process.
  • Observe personal health and hygiene measures, as well as safe social distancing signage and contactless transactions.
  • Understand that areas may be partially closed off to implement safety protocols.

Updated Conditions

Please be aware double vaccination status will be required for all visitors (over 18), staff, volunteers and contractors to National Trust of Australia (Victoria) properties. Note: this does not apply to those with a valid medical exemption.

You will be required to present proof of your COVID-19 vaccination on check-in with our friendly COVID marshal. Please see below for acceptable proof of vaccination status:

Acceptable proof of vaccination status includes:

• COVID-19 Digital Certificate uploaded to the Services Victoria app

• COVID-19 Digital Certificate uploaded to phone wallet/saved to smartphone

• Printed Australian Immunisation Register certificate together with photo ID

• Printed COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate together with photo ID

• Medical exemption with valid, original letter signed and issued by a specified medical practitioner class ID together with photo ID

Please note the following will not be accepted as proof of vaccination status:

• Vaccine appointment card

• Valid vaccination documentation without proof of ID

• Negative COVID-19 test result

Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult.

For a smooth check-in progress, you can download the Service Victoria app and attach your proof of vaccination prior to your visit.

We ask that you treat our team with respect. Any rude and abusive behaviour will not be tolerated.

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