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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

Are you struggling to trace a local branch of your family? Or having difficulty visiting Woodend to find the information you need? We'll happily help you tackle a research problem. Click here to learn more about our friendly 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 (Wed): 10am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-4pm.