Opening hours, 2023
Volunteers work in the History Centre on Mondays and Tuesdays, 10am – 2pm. The Centre is also open Thursday and Friday afternoons 1.30 to 4.30 pm and Sunday 2 to 4 pm for visitors. Access to resources by members and the public can also be organised by appointment.

Dates for 2023:

May. Mother’s Day raffle tickets are circulating! The prize is a beautiful Pamper Hamper from Worldly Goods, Colac. Tickets are $1 each and the draw will be on Tuesday May 9 at the History Centre at the Members’ meeting, 1.30-3.30pm. Money received will provide important funding for special projects and day to day operations of CDFHG. Also at the meeting we will watch a webinar on “Immigrant ships to Victoria”.

May 16. Celebrating Volunteers. 1-3.30pm. Learn what our Volunteers do and meet so me of the early volunteers of our group, followed by afternoon tea. RSVP to

May 23. Committee meeting 9.30am

Present Displays

  • “Local ANZAC soldiers”

Family Gatherings
If you are planning a family history reunion in Colac and district and wish to advertise here, please contact us.

Past Events

Celebrating 40 years
It is 40 years since the Colac & District Family History Group began. At our final meeting for 2021 we celebrated with a special afternoon tea. Click here to listen to some founding members reminisce about the early days of the group

Past presidents cutting 40th birthday cake
Current President Diana with past presidents Molly and Liz, cutting the 40th birthday cake together