Heritage Groups


The Local History Reference group meets quarterly and is comprised of delegates from the heritage groups in the Casey-Cardinia Region. Councillors represent the member Councils, and the Local History Librarian and Customer Services Manager represent Connected Libraries.

This group serves as a forum for communicating developments in heritage work, both at a regional, state and national level and aims to promote the rich history of the region.

Click on any group name below to find out more information including contact details:

This group manages an excellently resourced research room, behind the Cranbourne Library, for international and local research.

Visit their website for opening hours and more information.

Postal address: 1/65 Berwick-Cranbourne Road, Cranbourne 3977

BPA is a voluntary organisation representing the interests of residents and businesses of Beaconsfield, liaising with Cardinia Shire Council, Commonwealth and State Governments and Non-Government bodies in regard to planning & community issues, events and amenities for Beaconsfield.

Visit the BPA website for more information.

This Institute, established in 1862, still operates as a lending library and also has a Heritage collection of nineteenth century books as well as a collection of books from the private library of Lord and Lady Casey. Lord Casey was the Governor General of Australia from 1965 to 1969.

Visit the BMI website for more information.

Phone (03) 9707 3519

Address: 15 High Street Berwick 3806

Established in 1961 as the Shire of Berwick Historical Society, this Society operates a Museum containing objects, photographs and documents about the Berwick and Pakenham districts. The Museum is located on the Princes Highway in the Old Shire of Berwick Offices at Pakenham (entry is from the service road from James Street) and is open to the public on Sunday afternoons 2.00 to 4.30.

Visit the BPHS website for more information.

Address: 85 Princes Highway Pakenham 3810

The Bunyip Historical Society is a small volunteer based, non-profit organisation that aims to collect, preserve and promote the history and heritage of the Bunyip, Iona and Tonimbuk, Garfield and Garfield North areas.

Visit the BHS website for more information.

This growing group aims to document and share the rich history of this fast growing outer south eastern Melbourne suburb.

Visit the website for more information.

This Historical Society manages the Fishermans Cottage museum on the Foreshore in Tooradin and has a collection of photographs, documents and maps mainly relating to Cranbourne and Tooradin. The Museum is open at weekends. The Society was established in 1968. (03) 5998 3643 (Museum)


Address: Foreshore Rd, Tooradin 3980

This group supports the discovery and sharing of the history of the Edrington Park estate in Berwick – a one time home of Lord and Lady Casey.

Address: 6 Melville Park Drive Berwick 3806

The Emerald Museum contains objects, photographs and documents and is located in the beautiful Nobelius Heritage Park.

Visit the Emerald Museum website for more information.

Address: Crichton Road, Emerald

Open Wednesday/Thursday 10am-3pm, Sunday 1.30-4pm and at other times by appointment for research or school groups.

Phone (03) 5968 2152 (Museum)

Postal address: PO Box 578 Emerald 3782

The Koo Wee Rup Swamp Historical Society Museum contains objects, photographs and documents relating to the town and the surrounding Koo Wee Rup Swamp. The Museum is located at 325 Rossiter Road, corner Henry Street, in Koo Wee Rup. Opening hours are Sunday afternoons 1:30 to 4:30. Closed last 2 weeks of December and January. The Society was established in 1974.

Visit the Facebook page for more information.

Postal address: 2 John Street Koo Wee Rup 3981

This group are responsible for a growing collection of documents and photographs relating to the history of Lang Lang and surrouding area. They operate a Museum in the old Infant Welfare Centre, Westernport Road, Lang Lang, which is open Sunday afternoons from 1.00 to 4.00.

Visit the website for more information.

Postal address: PO Box 8 Lang Lang 3984

A Committee of Management oversees the use of this historic building, which continues its age old tradition of being a meeting space for the local community.

Visit the City of Casey website for more information.

The Casey-Cardinia Branch is the Trust’s voice in the region and has been active since 2002. The Branch works with council and the community on local heritage issues. New members are always welcome at any of the Branch’s meetings and events.

Visit the website for more information.

Address: Pioneers Park, 1 Peel Street Berwick 3806

The Upper Beaconsfield Association (UBA) monitors local development and facilitates interaction between the community and the Shire of Cardinia and other authorities.

Visit the UBA website for more information.