The History Trust of South Australia is a statutory authority governed by a board of eight Trustees, reporting to Parliament through the Minister for the Arts. It was established in 1981 under the History Trust of South Australia Act 1981 to encourage the research and public presentation of South Australian history, and to safeguard South Australia’s State History Collection.
The History Trust operates three museums – the Migration Museum, National Motor Museum and the South Australian Maritime Museum. The History Trust also manages an important community history program and presents South Australia's History Festival every year.
The History Trust of South Australia is responsible for the following: