Research Service

The Kilmore Historical Society was formed in 1964 and since then has gained an extensive collection of historical and regional manuscripts and records.  Our Research Centre was opened in April 2000 to make these resources available to the public.  The Centre is currently operated by members on a volunteer basis to assist you in researching your Kilmore history.

Opening times are:

  • Tuesdays – from 10 am to 3 pm, and
  • Other times by appointment.

Use of the Centre’s resources is free for members. Non-member visitors are also welcome. A fee of $20 is charged for research and our members will assist you.

If you are planning a visit to the Centre, prior notification by email will give us the opportunity to locate any information we may have relative to your research and make your valuable time more productive.

Owing to a limited numbers of readers we would advise visitors to make a booking, ensuring maximum value from their time.

If you cannot visit in person, research requests are also welcome.  Please include as much information as possible.  A basic fee of $40 is charged. This provides for three hours of research plus postage within Australia and up to 5 pages of A4 photocopies.  (This fee is subject to change).

Research Form    To complete the form, download the PDF file and print.  You need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed to view this document.  The reader is available for free from Adobe’s website.

Please send Research enquiries to :

The Secretary
Kilmore Historical Society,
P. O. Box 206,
Kilmore, Victoria, 3764

3 thoughts on “Research Service”

  1. Hello,
    I write to seek your assistance in maybe obtaining some historical (written and/or map) information regarding the accepted original route that the Hume Highway took through your district.
    Sometime this year I’m hoping to travel the full Melbourne – Sydney route over as much of the “old” route as I can.
    To date, I have collected some travel books/guides plus a few maps & parish plans (ongoing collection) to help piece together the most accurate route & hopefully with your help I can fine tune this data to make the journey more successful.
    If you can be of any assistance in this matter, it would be most appreciated.


    1. Hi Andrew

      An interesting project. In our area of interest, ie Kilmore and district, the present Northern Highway is the old Hume Highway. Some corners may have been straightened but it virtually remains the same as the original route. There is a small realignment at a new round-about just north of Kilmore town where the old highway goes to Broadford. Thats about it.


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