Heritage resources

Begin an exploration into local or family history, or continue your heritage journey! Find some useful links below. 

  • Find out more about the Geelong Heritage Centre
     
  • Send an inquiry to staff at the Geelong Heritage Centre. 
     
  • Start your family history search with this step by step guide, complete with resources and handy tips,
     
  • Browse the Geelong Heritage Centre Archives, which include both official public records and private (or community-generated) records, together with objects and ephemera sourced from individuals, community groups, industry and businesses, sporting clubs, social groups, churches and related groups. 
     
  • Search for images from the Geelong Heritage Centre in the Geelong Regional Libraries' collection. 
     
  • Temporary remote access to Ancestry Library Edition is currently available to our library members from wherever they are! For access, click the 'Ancestry' link on our eCollections page and  have your library barcode and PIN ready. (Please note that you will not be able to access the service directly from the Ancestry website.)
     
  • View an online exhibition series from the Geelong Heritage Centre: 

A history of the Great Ocean Road in pictures, Part 1: Road Works - Surveying Building Opening

A history of the Great Ocean Road in pictures, Part 2: Points of Interest: Torquay to Big Hill

A history of the Great Ocean Road in pictures, Part 3: Points of Interest: Lorne, Waterways and Falls

A history of the Great Ocean Road in pictures, Part 4: Points of Interest: Teddy's Lookout to Point Campbell

Fabric of a City: Designing Geelong, Part One: Gown of the Year 1974  
 

External resources and links