Cemetery records

Was your ancestor buried in Woodend cemetery? Look up a name in our A-Z list of Woodend burials. Click here to access the Woodend cemetery index.


Help with your research

Are you struggling to trace a local branch of your family? Or having difficulty visiting Woodend to find the information you need? Click here to find out how we can help with your research.


Newspaper archive

You can search digitised copies of old newspapers at the Resource Centre, including The Woodend Star (1888-1970). Click here to find out which newspapers we have in the archive.


The Heritage Walk

The Heritage Walk winds from the back of the old court house towards the bluestone bridge, the path flanked by trees and plaques commemorating local people and organisations. Click here to learn more.


Our publications

Built in 1870, the court house in Forest Street was the second to be erected in Woodend. It was used for criminal cases until 1964 and for coroner's court hearings until the 1970s. Now it's our Local and Family History Resource Centre.


Your stories and photos

Do you have family links to the district or a personal story about life here? Do you have documents or photographs relating to the area? We'd love to hear from you. Click here to contact us.


Join our friendly group

The Heritage Walk winds from the back of the old court house towards the bluestone bridge, the path flanked by trees and plaques commemorating people and organisations with a connection to the district. Every autumn we dedicate new plaques.

Visit Us

Every Wednesday, from February to November, you'll find us here:
The Old Court House
Forest Street
Woodend
Victoria 3442
Opening hours (Wed): 10am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-4pm.