Historic Houses Association
Part of Australia's Heritage
Our built environment is part of an ongoing story that tells us who we are. Our cities and towns shape our identity.
Some of our most precious architectural heritage is in private hands and it needs our support to ensure it stays protected to tell these stories.
The Historic Houses Association of Australia Ltd (HHA) is a registered charity and volunteer organisation that supports the owners and custodians of properties throughout Australia, promotes professionals working in heritage trades and encourages education.
The Historic Houses Association of Australia began in 1988, bringing together the 'friends' of some of Sydney’s most important buildings, such as Elizabeth Bay House and Vaucluse House, to support the NSW Government’s Historic Houses Trust.
In 2014, the association became national and fully independent of government. It is now a registered charity and volunteer organisation, with a growing national membership and reach. The Historic Houses Association of Australia represents the interests of historic homes and their supporters for the benefit and the understanding of all Australians.
We act as a collective voice for both owners and the wider community, to ensure that heritage concerns are heard and that historic properties are valued for the contributions they make to our society’s sense of place.
Our work is continually evolving to meet the needs of heritage custodians and supporters and we welcome any initiatives towards the promotion of the Australian built heritage.