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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.

By joining the Trust as a member, you can play a vital role in our work. Your subscription will help to fund our events, outreach and advocacy projects, to ensure our region's heritage can be enjoyed by generations to come.

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

  • Regular email newsletters.

  • Invitations to Trust functions and exclusive member-only tours and visits

  • Meeting like-minded people from all walks of life

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

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

  • Research for heritage registration (DCC and HNZ listing)

  • Assistance with running visits and events

  • Assistance with fundraising activities 

  • Website and social media help

  • Development of new heritage trails and trail guiding

To become a member, please click the 'Join' button below and you will be automatically added to our email database and welcomed.



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 January to 30 June apply.



You are welcome to make a tax-deductible donation to the work of the Trust. Please contact us 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 and artefacts play a vital role in keeping our heritage alive for future 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.

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 bienniel Heritage Festival, to assisting at talks, events and visits, or support in-kind towards our advocacy projects. 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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