Interested in learning more about local history?
The Guide to Heritage in the Yarra Ranges lists key heritage sites across Yarra Ranges, including all the information you need, such as opening hours and entry fees. It also includes the contact details for history and heritage groups so that you can seek more information on any history that you would like to explore further. Whether you are a local or a visitor, the guide is a great way to explore the deeper layers of this area, including sites relating to our favourite personalities as well as the ordinary people that shaped the region.
The Guide is available as a PDF here(PDF, 12MB), or you can pick up hard copies at Council venues, Eastern Regional Libraries and historical societies.
There are many other ways to research families, towns, houses or any other subject.
The Guide to Heritage in the Yarra Ranges lists the contact details for most of our history and heritage groups. See below for links to many of their websites. You can also view a map which is a general guide to the areas covered by History and Heritage groups, but each group may have records relating to a wider area than indicated. Contact relevant groups for more information.
Download a copy of the Guide to Heritage in the Yarra Ranges.
Download guide(PDF, 12MB)
Yarra Ranges Shire Council
P.O. Box 105, Anderson Street
Lilydale, VIC 3140
P 1300 368 333
F (03) 9735 4249
Media contact: 0409 265 642
Yarra Ranges Council respectfully acknowledges the traditional owners, the Wurundjeri people, as the custodians of this land. We pay respect to all Aboriginal community Elders, past and present, who have resided in the area and have been an integral part of the history of the region.