Primary contact51 Little Malop Street, Geelong
Geelong, Victoria 3220
The Geelong Historical Records Centre was established as a memorial to two historic events of 1951: the centenary of separation of Victoria from NSW and the 50th Jubilee of Federation. The citizens of Geelong raised the capital funds for the centre with the express wish that it be the repository for local historical records.
The centre opened to the public in 1979, collected archival material and became the largest regional archive and historical resource centre in Victoria.
In 2003, the Geelong Historical Records Centre became the Geelong Heritage Centre. New research techniques and methods of accessing information were introduced and large-scale digitising projects were undertaken to assist access and to help preserve original archival material.
The new Geelong Library and Heritage Centre building, the Dome, was officially opened in 2015. It brings together the services of the library and the Heritage Centre for the first time. The Heritage Centre is located in the Vault, Kim barne thaliyu, on level 3 of the Dome.
Staff provide general reference assistance. Many enquiries can be handled over the phone or via email free of charge.
More complex research questions may require further investigation. In these instances professional research services are available and fees apply. Contact the centre for further information (see http://www.grlc.vic.gov.au/glhc/heritage-centre/professional-research-requests).