Visitors are welcome to use our vast collection of primary and secondary sources.


Attending in person

  • Free for members plus photocopying.
  • Non Members – A research fee of $10.00 applies for the first hour (payable on entry), and $10.00 per hour thereafter – plus photocopying. *If extensive assistance by one of our members is required the fee may need to be negotiated.

By mail/email

  • Members unable to attend in person and requiring assistance from our research team is free for the first hour and $10.00 per hour thereafter plus photocopying and postage.
  • Non members unable to attend in person and requiring assistance from our research team – $20.00 plus photocopying and postage.

It is preferred that our Research form is used for written inquiries.

Non members making inquiries via email should pay the research fee upfront by direct deposit into our bank account with Bendigo Bank BSB 633000 Account No. 156881971. Please quote your name in the reference field.

For members and non members, once the research has been completed you will be advised of any additional fees payable which will need to be paid prior to the research being made available to you.

For further information please contact the Society.

As well as our BDM, Court, Land and Newspaper records, the Society’s holdings include subject files on:

  • bridges
  • buildings
  • churches
  • individuals and families
  • organisations
  • place names
  • post office records
  • property names
  • railway
  • roads

We also hold an extensive photographic collection. Please visit our Image Galleries for a preview of some of our collection.