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On Monday 30 May, 2016 a Special General Meeting was held at Ercildoune.

It was decided that July 1 is to be the date that all subscriptions are due.

Also, as an outcome of this meeting, Footscray Historical Society Inc. has lodged a rule change with Consumer Affairs.
Pending confirmation from the authorities, the society now follows the Model Rules, with
the following Statement of Purpose:
to advance culture by:
  • recording and cataloguing the history of the Footscray district
  • collecting, preserving, and exhibiting items of historical significance to the Footscray district for the benefit of the community
  • advocating for the conservation, restoration and maintenance of buildings and sites of historical significance to the Footscray district for the benefit of the community
  • fostering public awareness of, and interest in, the history of the Footscray district.”

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Contact Us

66 Napier St Footscray 3011
Enter via Hyde Street door, opposite Footscray Police Station

Postal Address
66 Napier St Footscray
Australia 3011


03 9689 3820

Opening Hours

Every Tuesday 10am - 2pm

First Saturday of the month 10am - 3pm

Footscray Historical Society entrance is on the west side of Ercildoune i.e. Hyde Street opposite Police Station

Fees for research

Members of Footscray Historical Society Inc. are not charged to access the archives. A fee of $11 per visit applies to non-members accessing the archives unassisted. Enlist the support of volunteer staff for $22 per visit or email response. Supplementary fees vary according to how many photocopies or digital files are ordered.