Opening hours, 2024
Volunteers work in the History Centre on Mondays and Tuesdays, 10am – 2pm. Researchers are also welcome at this time. 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.

Present Displays

Weddings – view a beautiful wedding dress worn in 1950 by Mary Barbara Carmody.
Watch a slide show of weddings of locals over the ages. If you have a wedding photo you wish to add, please bring it in.
The Historical Society have also recently created a display of wedding dresses from their collection

  • Quarterly member meetings – May 14, August 13, November 12 – 1.30-3.30pm
  • 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