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.

Tour Traralgon

Use the QR codes located across Traralgon to discover stories from the past.

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.

Black and white photo from 1974 of lots of men and women standing in office staircase
Blakc and white photo of five teenage school boys wearing uniforms and long coats

Articles about Traralgon

Read articles on the history of Traralgon and surrounding District >

Hand coloured historic photo of store with car parked out the front

Become a member

Contribute to preserving the history of our area, find out more >

Image of vintage calendar with metal frame, printed numbers of the month and a wooden base

Coming up

Join us for one of our events or open days, everyone is welcome.

Society meetings are for our members only.

See our calendar >

Contact us

Please use our enquiry form to get in touch with questions, requests and historic donations.