The Balibo House Trust honours the memories of the Balibo Five by working with the Balibo community to enrich their lives. The Trust focusses its efforts on delivering strategic capital works and infrastructure that help to establish the foundations of a resilient local economy in Balibó, focusing on education, training and heritage-based tourism.
Balibó House Trust was established by the Victorian Government in October 2002 to purchase and refurbish the Balibó House so it could be handed back to the people of the district for use as a community learning centre. The Learning Centre was opened on 31 October 2003.
On 20 March 2015, the Balibo Fort Hotel and Cultural and Heritage Museum were opened, creating income, employment and training opportunities for the local community.
Media Super is proud to support this important development for the benefit of the local community and economy. The Fort Hotel is a tribute not only to the Balibo Five but to all journalist who have died while simply doing their job.