Member Societies

Balnarring and District Historical Society

PO Box 183, BALNARRING, 3926

Bass Valley Historical Society

Contact Secretary: Libby Skidmore

Website:      The Society was established in 1997.

Berwick-Pakenham Historical Society

P.O Box 442 Pakenham 3810.  Secretary – Audrey 03 5943 2271

Website –

The Society operates a Museum in the Old Shire Offices in Pakenham. Enter off the service lane off James Street. It is open 1.30pm to 4.00pm on Sundays. The Society was established in 1962.

Brighton Cemetorians    

The Brighton Cemetorians Inc. is a not-for-profit community group formed in 2005 with the aim of raising awareness of the Brighton General Cemetery. The aim of the group is to research, preserve and promote the history of the Brighton Cemetery.


Casey Cardinia Libraries

Heather Arnold, Local History Librarian, Locked Bag 2400, Cranbourne, 3977.      Telephone:  03 5990 0150

Chelsea and District Historical Society

P.O Box 377, CHELSEA, 3196. Telephone: 03  9772 0145 or Secretary Leonie  03 9772 2875.

The Old Court House Museum, operated by the Chelsea and District Historical Society is closed for a complete renovation and refurbishment until the end of 2019 or early 2020. The extensive works are being carried out  by the City of Kingston with some heritage input from Heritage Victoria. If you need to contact the Society during this time, ring either of the phone numbers listed above.

City of Greater Dandenong

Rhonda Diffey   Collections Archivist

P.O Box 200 Dandenong 3175

City of Moorabbin Historical Society

P.O Box 4028, McKinnon, 3204.

The Society operates Box Cottage Museum in Joyce Park, Jasper Road, Ormond. It is open last Sunday of the month, February to November from 2.00pm to 4.00pm,  or by appointment. The Society was established in 1960.


Cranbourne Shire Historical Society

13 Mickle Street, TOORADIN, 3980.  Telephone: 03  5998 3454

The Society manages the Fishermans Cottage Museum on the foreshore at Tooradin. It is open Sundays 12 noon to 4.00pm. The Society was established in 1968.

Dandenong and District Historical Society

Telephone: 03 9794 8967   Email:

P.O Box 8029, DANDENONG, 3175.

Website:       The Society was established in 1963.

Dingley Village Historical Society

Dingley Village Neighbourhood Centre, 31 Marcus Road, DINGLEY VILLAGE, 3172.

Dromana and District Historical Society

P.O Box 30, DROMANA, 3936.   Email:


The Society operates a Museum at the Old Shire Offices, 359A Point Nepean Road, Dromana 3936. It is open from 2.00pm to  4.00pm on the First and Third Sunday of the month. The Society was established in 1987.

Frankston Historical Society

Ballam Park Homestead  280 Cranbourne Road, FRANKSTON 3199.

President: Glenda Viner or telephone: 03 9789 3116.    Website:

The Society manages Ballam Park Homestead – see the website for more details. The Society was established in 1960.

Friends of Cheltenham & Regional Cemeteries

PO Box 2958  CHELTENHAM   3192          Website:

FOCRC covers two historic burial grounds in Melbourne’s south-east – Cheltenham Pioneer Cemetery (Old Cheltenham Cemetery) (1864) and Cheltenham Memorial Park (New Cheltenham Cemetery) (1933).

Hastings Western Port Historical Society   Telephone: 0490 132 011


Visit the website for details of their Museum located at corner of Marine Parade and Skinner Streets, Hastings. Open Sundays 2.0pm to 4.00pm and Wednesdays 10.00am to 12 noon. The Society was established in 1973.

HMAS Cerberus Museum

Curator – Toni Munday

Postal address: D Block,  Phillip Road, HMAS Cerberus 3920.

Telephone: 5931 5687 or 0412 242 824

Koo Wee Rup Swamp Historical Society

Secretary:  2 John Street, KOO WEE RUP, 3981  Telephone: 03 5997 1357

President: Heather Arnold 0407 521 637  Email:

The Museum is located at the corner of Rossiter Road and Henry Street, Koo Wee Rup. However, due to renovation works the Museum is likely to be closed to the public until sometime in late 2019 – contact Heather if you have any queries.  The Society was established in 1974.

Lang Lang and District Historical Society

P.O Box 8, LANG LANG, 3984.   Email:


The Society operate the Lang Lang Historical Display Centre, Whitstable Street, Lang Lang in the old Infant Welfare Centre. It is open Sunday afternoons. The Society was established in 1998.

Mordialloc and District Historical Society

P.O Box 544, MENTONE, 3194.

The Society operates the Laura and Charles Ferguson Museum, Old Bakery Lane in Mentone. It is open Sundays from 2.00pm to 4.00pm.

Mordialloc College Alumni Association

The mission of the Association is to preserve  the extensive history and collection of memories from Mordialloc College throughout the generations. Mordialloc College was founded in 1924.


Mornington and District Historical Society

P.O Box 71, MORNINGTON, 3931


The Society operates the Old Post Office Museum, corner Main Street & The Esplanade,  Mornington. It is open Sundays and Public Holidays 1.30 p.m. to  4.30 p.m and Wednesdays during school holidays 11.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m.

Narre Warren and District Family History Group

Research Room at Cranbourne Library, 65 Berwick-Cranbourne  Road, Cranbourne is open to the public Tuesdays and Saturdays 11.00am to 3.00pm. The Group was established in 1989.
Postal address: 1/65 Berwick-Cranbourne Road, CRANBOURNE 3977

Website:   Email:

Phillip Island and District Historical Society

P.O Box 816, COWES, 3922


Visit the website for details of their Museum at the Phillip Island Heritage Centre, 89 Thompson Avenue, Cowes. The Society was established in 1967.

Rye Historical Society

P.O Box 65 RYE, 3941            Website:

Visit the website for details of their Museum in the Old Schoolhouse, at the Rye Primary School, open Sundays 2.00pm to 4.00pm.

Somerville-Tyabb and District Heritage Society

P.O Box 363, SOMERVILLE, 3912.


Visit the website for details of their Display Room at the Somerville Mechanics’ Institute. The Society was established in 1996.

Springvale and District Historical Society

The Society has temporarily moved to 11 Morwell Parade, Springvale, 3171. (Address all correspondence to 35 Stuart Street, Noble Park, 3174) They expect to remain at Morwell Parade until 2020 when the  ‘Springvale Library and Community hub’ opens and they will have a space in the new building.  Contacts – telephone: 03 9548 2732 or email

The Society was established in 1982.

Wonthaggi and District Historical Society

P.O Box 18, WONTHAGGI 3995.  Telephone: 03 5672 2009

The Museum at the old  Railway Station is open Saturdays from 10.00am to 2.00pm.

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