Sue Thompson - President of Lilydale & District Historical Society standing outside of the Court House

Immediate Past President - Image courtesy Lilydale Mail and Rob Carew

about us

About Lilydale & District Historical Society Inc.

Formed in 1971, the Lilydale & District Historical Society is an incorporated association and affiliated with the Royal Historical Society of Victoria. We are located at the Old Lilydale Court House at 61 Castella Street, Lilydale.

We maintain an extensive paper-based archive on people, places and events of the area, including Dame Nellie Melba and her family.

The archive is open from 11am to 4pm on Sundays and Mondays. Closed Public Holidays.

Please go to our resources tab or click on any of the links below for more information about the society and our activities.

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The society produces newsletters at least four times a year and all of our newsletters from 1995 are available digitally.

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