Saturday 20 July 2019

Christmas in July in-house meeting.

Narre Warren is approximately 40 kms south-east of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

We are a volunteer, non-profit group whose primary aim is to support both family and local history within the City of Casey and the Shire of Cardinia. We serve the communities of Narre Warren, Narre Warren North and East, Berwick, Harkaway, Pakenham, Cranbourne, Beaconsfield and surrounding areas.

We are happy to provide guest speakers and conduct cemetery tours or talks for groups, as well as providing assistance with local and family history research and participating in local and family history events.

Most of our general meetings are held at the Casey Complex Meeting Room at 65 Berwick-Cranbourne Road, Cranbourne (entry to the meeting room is through the radio station entrance opposite Casey Race).

Please check our Events Calendar for locations of the 2019 April and May general meetings.

May to September – 3rd Saturday of the month at 2 pm
October to April – 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7.30 pm
an entry fee of $3 applies to both members and visitors.

The reports that were presented to the June 2019 general meeting can be found here: 2019-04 general meeting minutes web

Memberships become due and payable on 1 July each year.

July to June (full year)

  • Single membership $35
  • Joint membership $50

January to June (half year)

  • Single membership $17.50
  • Joint membership $25

May to June the following year (Early bird 14 months for the price of 12)

  • Single membership $35
  • Joint membership $50

Our Constitution and a membership form are available to download here for current and prospective members.

Constitution and  Membership form March 2018

Existing members may renew memberships by direct deposit – please use your surname for our reference when paying by direct deposit.
Direct Deposit Details:
Bank: National Australia Bank     BSB: 083 802      Branch: Fountain Gate     Account No: 539450013

Members of the Narre Warren & District Family History Group are invited to submit their research interests for listing on this website. Our Members’ Interests were updated on 10 May 2018. The PDF file is available to download here: 



Our Research Room is at:
Cranbourne Library, 65 Berwick-Cranbourne Road, Cranbourne.

Research Room operating hours are:

  • Tuesdays 11 am to 3 pm
  • Thursdays 7 pm to 9 pm
  • Saturdays 11 am to 3 pm

The room is manned by two volunteers at each session who can help you with your research and the use of the computers and family history software. We have 6 computers plus microfiche readers and microfiche, books, magazines, newsletters and various other resources. All our resources are cataloged and our volunteers are there to help you find the resources you’re looking for.

*Please note that on the third Saturday of the month during May, June, July, August and September the Research Room will close at 1.45 pm to allow the volunteers on duty to attend the general meeting.

We welcome visitors!

It’s not necessary to be a member to use our facilities, we will happily accommodate visitors in the research room and our volunteers will offer the same guidance and help to every visitor as they do members. All we ask is a $5 visitor’s fee per session.

Not sure if we’re the right place or group for you? Then why not pop in anytime we’re open and have a chat with our volunteers and get them to give you a quick tour of our resources and then decide – and of course, we won’t charge you for the chat, we only ask a fee if you come armed with pencil, paper and notes, ready to do serious research.