Benalla Family Research Group Inc.

Researching Family History in Benalla

Benalla Family Research Group

Benalla, the 'Rose City', is located in North East Victoria, Australia and is home to The Benalla Family Research Group Inc. It is situated on the main road and rail links between Melbourne and Sydney.

The Group specialises in family history research for Benalla and District residents and for those who no longer live here. Local history is high on the list of research carried out by the Group and many histories have been prepared for local organisations.

In the early days of settlement in Australia many people passed through Benalla when travelling from the Bendigo to Beechworth Goldfields.

The Farmers Arms Hotel The Farmers Arms Hotel

The Group was formed in 1981 to encourage and advance the study of family history in the area. The group met at Mrs Latch's home until late 1982 when the move was made to St Andrews Primary Church Hall.

It holds regular meetings and research days and publishes a quarterly newsletter 'Roses and Thorns' for members.

To download editions of our newsletter please click here.

The Benalla Family Research Group Inc. welcome visitors, researchers and new members to our Group.

OPENING HOURS: Our Research Room at the Old St. Andrews Hall in Church Street, Benalla (at the end of Mair Street) is open every Tuesday and Wednesday (including Public Holidays) from 10.00 am - 4.00 pm. Other times are available by appointment with at least three days notice. Please contact the PRESIDENT: Bill Willett 0429 947 696


2022 Annual Raffle Winners

The Benalla Family Research is pleased to announce the winners of the 2022 Annual Raffle.

The raffle was drawn at the Benalla Golf Club on 13 December 2023

5 prizes have been won by:-

  • 1st Prize - Mitre 10 Gift Voucher value $100 – J. Ryan - BFRG
  • 2nd Prize - Large hamper – Dr. S. Miechel – Benalla Vet Clinic
  • 3rd Prize - Large Hamper – A. Minter – St. James
  • 4th Prize - Women's Umbrella – B. O'Connor - Benalla
  • 5th Prize - Book "Outback Stations" - B. O'Connor – Benalla

Congratulations to the winners and thank you to the prize donors and the many, many ticket purchasers. Your support is invaluable.