As time goes by... the History of Traralgon & District
Journey through Traralgon and you will discover it is a modern, growing regional city with a solid commercial and agricultural district, skilled industrial businesses exporting around the world, a city that provides educational opportunities for pre-school to tertiary ages, and has a welcoming community who love the region.
With a population of over 25,000 people in 2022, its bustling commercial centre is the largest in Gippsland.
This growth and prosperity occurred in the years since the end of the Second World War. During this time the city has undergone marked changes in its structure, demography and economy.
This website is maintained by volunteers who are passionate about the history of Traralgon and District. We have created it as a resource for anyone who wants to learn about the history of Traralgon including settlement, development, community services and sporting clubs. We invite you to tour Traralgon by using our QR Codes at historic sites, use our research facilities to dig deeper into Traralgon’s history and join us for an open day.
Visit the Historical Society rooms
The public is welcome to visit on our Open days, held on the last Sunday of each month from 2pm to 4pm, except during December and Public Holidays.
Rooms can also be opened by appointment.
We’re located at the Kath Teychenne Centre, 11 Breed Street Traralgon.