Welcome to the Warragul and District Historical Society Inc. website.

The Society was formed in 1967 to preserve the history of Warragul and District, which include the areas of the former Shires of Warragul, Buln Buln and Naracan.  The Society’s museum is located in the Old Shire Hall at 72 Queen Street, Warragul.  Run by a group of dedicated volunteers, the museum has a large collection of objects, photographs, records and a library.  Entry is by donation.  The museum opens to the public on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month (February to November) from 2pm to 4pm, every Thursday from 10am to 2pm and also by appointment.  Closed during December and January. Phone 03 5604 7560 and leave a message, to arrange a suitable time.

Anyone is welcome to visit the Museum to conduct research. There is a fee of $5 for non members and quotes can be given for more involved research done by the Society.

Contact can be made by telephoning 03 5604 7560 and leave a message when the Museum is not open.

Society members are privileged with free entry to the Museum, and have the Bulletin mailed (or emailed) to them monthly.  The Bulletin contains interesting stories of our past and information about the Society.

If you would like to become a member you can:

  • call in to the Museum,
  • email us at wdhsoc@live.com
  • or mail to P.O. Box 310, Warragul, Vic. 3820.

General meetings are held in the council chambers, Old Shire Hall, on the last Monday of the month at 7:30pm and feature a variety of speakers. Interested people are most welcome to attend.