The Society is staffed entirely by volunteers who provide high quality historical research services to the public and local organisations.

To cover ongoing operational costs a set of fees and charges has been established for activities such as research time, photocopying of historical documents, reproduction of photographs and postage costs.

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 & Charges

Whether it’s a walk-in visit or postal/email enquiry, research conducted by Society historians is only actioned 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.

The following schedule shows the Historical Society’s fees & charges for members of the Public.

Research Request$25 per hour plus copying costs (This normally represents up to five A4 plain paper copies of documents)
Photocopying onto A4 or A3 plain paper – B&W. For colour double the price.50c per copy A4
$1 per copy A3
Photograph copied onto photo copy paper, photograph paper up to A4 size or a new USB stick.Price on application
* Payment is requested in advance prior to any research being conducted. Direct Crediting is available on request.
Visit us in person

You can visit the Historical Society Archives during opening hours to make a request in person if you wish. Please note that the same schedule of fees still applies.

How to request information

If you are unable to visit the Archive then download the Research Request form. Complete the form and mail it to us with payment. To ensure that research can be undertaken in a timely and cost-effective manner, provide as much information as possible during the initial request.

If you require further information or are unsure about fees and charges please contact us via our contact page.

Other Useful sources when researching

Sometimes we may not have exactly what you want or need to assist you in your research. If this is the case – take a look at some of the other museums and historical organisations within the area at our Useful Links Webpage. They might be able to help.