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The old court house

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.

Stuck? Let us help you

Perhaps you're having difficulty tracing a local branch of your family. Or maybe you can't visit Woodend to find the information you need. If you have a research problem, let us help. Click here to learn about our research service.

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? If you do, and you're happy to share them with us, we'd love to hear from you. Click here to contact us.

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 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
Victoria 3442
Opening hours (Weds): 10am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-4pm.