Fees & Charges

The Bacchus Marsh & District Historical Society is a not for profit incorporated association. Staffed entirely by volunteers, the Society provides high quality historical research services to the public and local organisations such as the Moorabool Shire Council.

The Society charges for research time, the photocopying of historical documents, the reproduction of photographs, postage costs and so on.

The Bacchus Marsh and District Historical Society Inc will endeavour to find as much information for your request as we can but we cannot guarantee a favourable result.

Schedule of Fees

The following schedule shows the Historical Society's fees & charges.

Research Requests Fees & Charges
As at 1st Feb. 2018
Society Members Non Members
Photocopying onto A4 or A3 plain paper - B&W. For colour double the price. 30c per copy A4
50c per copy A3
50c per copy A4
$1 per copy A3
Photograph copied onto photo copy paper, or photograph paper up to A4 size. Or to a new USB stick. Price on application Price on application
Whether it’s a walk-in visit or postal/email enquiry, research done by Society historians is only done on the basis of a written request (Research Request Form) and is charged in units of one hour or part thereof.
A minimum charge for one hour's work applies and we will advise if more time is required. Frequently for more in-depth requests at least two hours is required but we will advise you of this.
First hour - copying costs only; thereafter $25 per hour plus copying costs $25 per hour plus copying costs. Inc. up to 5 - A4 plain paper copies of doc's.
  All payments are requested in advance. Direct payment into Societies Bank Account available.


Visit us in person

You can visit the Historical Society Archives during opening hours to make a request in person. The Address details are shown at right. The above schedule of fees still applies.

How to request information

If you are unable to visit the Archives then please download and print the Research Request form here. Please complete the form and mail it to:

Research Requests
Bacchus Marsh and District Historical Society Inc.

PO Box 223
Bacchus Marsh
VIC 3340

If you require further information or are unsure about fees & charges please phone the Society on

03 5367 9336 or e-mail the Society at enquiries@bmdhs.org.au.

To ensure that research can be undertaken in a timely and cost-effective manner, please provide as much information as possible during the initial request.

Published on  April 20th, 2018