Cardinia Shire's history and heritage

These local organisations are run by volunteers who generously donate their time and energy.

They may be able to give you advice on researching family, property and township history.

Myli - My Community Library 

Visit the Myli website


  • Council helps to identify, preserve, manage and promote Cardinia Shire’s heritage assets, through initiatives including our Heritage Grants program.
  • To be eligible for the program, the site or place must be in an area covered by a Heritage Overlay as outlined in the Cardinia Planning Scheme

More information: Heritage Grants Program

Avenues of honour are trees planted to commemorate the men and women who have served our country.

Cardinia Shire has Avenues of honour in: 

More information: Casey Cardinia history blog

  • Indigenous cultural landscape at first contact (c1835–c1860)
  • Pastoral era and land settlement (1838–c1870)
  • Selection era and establishment of service communities (c1860–c1940)
  • Post war residential expansion (c1945 to present day). 

More info: Key periods in Cardinia Shire's history

National Library of Australia archive

Trove features books, images, historic newspapers, letters, diaries, maps, music, archives and more.

Heritage Council of Victoria

The Heritage Council of Victoria website includes features such as:

  • the Victorian Heritage Database – this lists Victoria’s most significant heritage places, objects and historic shipwrecks protected under the Heritage Act 2017. It includes all properties in Cardinia Shire that are subject to a heritage overlay, with their citations from our heritage studies.
  •  a guide for owners of historical houses
  • criteria for inclusion in the Victorian Heritage Register
  • resources for students and teachers.

Contact our Sustainability and Heritage Planner on 1300 787 624 or