The Geelong Historical Society was founded in 1944, and is dedicated to fostering and presenting historical research, and collaborating with exhibitions and public programs, to highlight the historical significance of Geelong and District.

The Society holds a monthly meeting on the first Wednesday of every month (except January).  Our monthly meeting includes a presentation lecture which relates to a well researched topic of historical significance.  For further information, please see our current Lecture Syllabus in Lectures.

We meet on the first Wednesday of the month (with the exception of January) at 8pm in the St Paul’s Church Hall, 170-177 Latrobe Terrace, Geelong (off-street parking available in tennis court).

Members of the public are more than welcome to attend our meetings free of charge.  We are committed to engaging with the public to enhance an awareness of how Geelong’s history has shaped its past and continues to influence its present.  The Society also publishes a quarterly magazine Investigator.  Please see Magazine for more detail.



The Objectives of the Society include:

Holding Monthly Meetings with a Lecture (guest speaker)

Holding Annual General Meetings and Quarterly Executive Committee Meetings

Publishing of the quarterly Investigator magazine

Excursions held in Spring and Autumn

Publishing Books and Pamphlets

Providing information on Geelong and district history

Commemorating historical sites with memorials/plaques

Collecting and preserving historical documents and artefacts

Assisting in the preservation of historical buildings and structures