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Our History

1840s-1939

Public-trustee functions are undertaken in Victoria through a number of offices, including the Chief Commissioner of Insolvent Estates, the Curator of the Estates of Deceased Persons, the Master in Lunacy, and the Master in Equity.

1939-1940

The Public Trustee of Victoria is established by statute, taking over most of the functions of the Curator of the Estates of Deceased Persons and the Master in Equity.

1987

State Trust Corporation of Victoria is created, resulting in the provision of Public Trustee Services being managed under a board of directors for the first time.

1994

State Trustees becomes the first State Government owned business in Victoria to gain full company status, after it became a state owned company operating as a commercial enterprise. State Trustees receives Victorian Government funding under a Community Service Agreement to provide certain services for vulnerable Victorians.

A public charitable trust is created, the State Trustees Australia Foundation, offering an easy and effective way to donate to charities.

2003

The inaugural State Trustees CONNECTED Art Exhibition is launched, showcasing art works by Victorian artists living with a disability or who have an experience of mental illness.

2010

State Trustees opens a new office in Dandenong.

2012

State Trustees regional office opens in Bendigo.

State Trustees unveils a major Business Transformation Program to provide a scalable business model that is client-focused, to meet the changing needs of an ageing population.

2014

State Trustees new head office opens in Footscray.

State Trustees continues its client centred transformation, focusing on growth, quality client outcomes and efficiency.

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