Court House

The Court House
Home of the Historical Society

The courthouse served the town for almost 100 years, the last case being heard in 1970.

From the early 1970’s the building has been used informally by the Historical society.

In 2007 the Department of Sustainability and Environment formally handed over the building to three trustees from the Historical Society. It is now the official home of the Historical Society.

The courthouse contains the original ‘court’ furniture. The magistrates room and the clerk’s room are now used as research rooms for the use of members and the general public.

With the assistance of various grants the interior of the building has been painted and other maintenance work carried out to assist in the preservation of the building.

In 2008 the Victorian Police Department donated the old police lock up to the Historical Society and it was moved from its old location, behind the police residence to its new home at the rear of the courthouse.