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Join us today and enjoy being part of something special by helping us to preserve and appreciate Otago’s rich social, cultural, architectural, and industrial heritage.

You can play a vital role in the work of the Trust and your membership subscription will help to fund activities that you and our future generations will continue to enjoy.

As a member of the Trust you will enjoy the following benefits:

  • Regular email newsletters.

  • Invitations to Trust functions, exclusive member-only tours and visits and other heritage-related activities and events, meeting like-minded people from all walks of life!

There are several aspects of our work in which you can become involved if you wish, for example:

  • Support advocacy projects to help protect and conserve heritage buildings/sites  

  • Research in preparation for heritage registration (DCC and HNZ listing)

  • Assist with running an event / visits  

  • Assist with fundraising activities 

  • Help to keep our website updated and social media platforms

  • Publications: information search, writing, editing, proofreading, photography, graphic design

  • Development of new trails, trail guiding

  • Volunteer rosters: Sexton’s Cottage, Dunedin Gasworks Museum



The cost for a single membership is $30 and $50 for a double membership.  Memberships are for one calendar year (From 1 July to 30 June) and must be renewed each year if you wish to continue receiving our updates, newsletters and information about events. Fees are invoiced on a yearly basis, half year membership fees for new members joining from 1 Dec to 30 June apply.

To become a member, please complete the form below and you will be automatically added to our email database and welcomed.


Online or bank deposit; Please deposit into the Southern Heritage Trust’s account with your name as the reference and the word ‘membership’ as the particulars.

Southern Heritage Trust

06 0901 0299214 00



You are welcome to make a tax-deductible donation to the work of the Trust. Please contact your Trustees if you wish to discuss this and we will bring this to our committee to facilitate your donation. By doing this, you will be helping us to promote and preserve Otago’s heritage. We rely on the generosity of our members, businesses and the community to help the Trust to promote and preserve our rich heritage. Otago’s buildings, landscapes, sculptures and artefacts play a vital role in keeping our heritage alive for us and generations to enjoy. You can specify a particular project or activity for your donation or make a general donation to support the ongoing work of the Trust.

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All donations are tax-deductible and donations can be made directly to Southern Heritage Trust, ANZ Bank Account  06 0901 0299214 00

Send us an email to with “Donate and your Surname” as the subject and your donation will be acknowledged. All donations to the Trust are properly recorded and accounted for in our accounts.

You can help make a difference by joining - we look forward to catching up with you soon.



The Trust has many opportunities for sponsorship – from funding for naming rights for major events such as the Heritage Festival, to assisting with a talks, events and visits, to support in-kind for projects we are working on. With your approval, your company's name will then be associated with our work through all our channels and media that we enlist. If you are interested in supporting the Trust with sponsorship please do get in touch with us to discuss how you would like to be involved.



Help us to share our love of all things heritage by volunteering with the Southern Heritage Trust. With your skills, you could help us run an event or visit, answer questions about a location you are passionate about or help us to share information on our social media platforms – there are a huge number of ways you can assist. 
Get in touch if you are interested in volunteering and keep up to date with our latest news on our Facebook page. 


"We’ve loved moving to Otago and being part of the Trust – we’ve met so many like minded people and had the opportunity to visit some amazing sites and buildings that we didn’t even know existed.  Dunedin is a city full of surprises and we learn something new about our heritage every time we attend a talk or a visit."

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