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Welcome to the Kinglake Historical Society

An Historic Adventure

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All About Kinglake History

A Place Unlike Any Other

Gold was discovered in 1861 on Mount Slide to the east of the locality at an area which became known as Mountain Rush. A Mountain Rush Post Office opened on 7 May 1862, but closed in January 1863 as the miners moved to other locations.
Kinglake township was established much later.
Kinglake Post Office opened on 14 May 1883. There was also an office at Kinglake East open from 1914 until 1950.

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Telephone Switchboard

Switchboard Details:

  • Model: 60-Line Switchboard

  • Made by: Monarch Telephone Mfg.

Please contact us if you know where we can purchase one of these on 0414 255 893

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Discover Kinglake Heritage Centre

1055 Whittlesea - Kinglake Road, Kinglake West

Open Sundays

12noon until 3pm - Winter Hours

12nooon until 4pm - Summer Hours

Whether you take one of our guided tours or just wander about and explore on your own, we guarantee you’ll enjoy stepping back in time with us and learning about Kinglake and its rich history

Group bookings by appointment / $2 per person donation appreciated



Learn more about our local history at the Kinglake Heritage Centre. We offer a rich display of historical items and special exhibits which are available for all of our visitors to enjoy. 

Group Guided Tours

To make sure you make the most out of your visit to Kinglake Heritage Centre, we offer some engaging ways to experience Kinglake's history. Our Group Guided Tours are a great place to start, with something for everyone to enjoy.

Contact us to find out more.

Heritage Trail

The Trail features locally designed and crafted signage highlighting the local flora and fauna and sites of historic interest.  It also displays the work of local artists and school children.

The Kinglake Ranges Heritage Trail is located on the north side of the main road between Kinglake and Kinglake West. 

For week day bookings or group tours please contact us at

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