About Us

We are a creative solution to those interested in Torquay history,
we tell the story through a range of mediums all located in one place.

Our History

We have come a long way since we started in 2015. Find out more by clicking the Our History title.

Torquay Beaches, Torquay Parks


Discover our stories from Torquay, Victoria, Australia.
We preserve the Torquay region’s past through sharing our stories and research. Click on this header for more information.

Vision and Mission

Our purpose is to develop a comprehensive and easily accessible online history of Torquay and the surrounding area. Click heading to read more.


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Join Us & Support


Perfect for those who would like to support our work financially
  • Digital copy HISTORY MATTERS magazine

  • 1 hour free genealogical or house research

  • Access to our research library

  • Right to stand for Committee membership

  • Voting rights


Suitable for just wanting to enjoy reading our stories
  • Digital copy of HISTORY MATTERS magazine


Great for someone looking to help. No research skills necessary.
  • Digital copy of HISTORY MATTERS magazine

Latest News

We welcome all contributions to update information or post new information.
Historical information comes from people like you.
These projects tell – and in many cases gather – the stories of people from the Torquay region.

First flight across Bass Strait

100 years ago on Monday 16 December, Lieut. Arthur Leonard Long left Stanley in Tasmania and was the first to fly across Bass Strait. His first stop was Torquay on …

History Matters Spring Edition

The Spring Edition of History Matters celebrates 100 years since construction began on the iconic Great Ocean Road which stands as the largest war memorial in the world. Read about …

Winter Magazine

With cold outdoors it is the right time to read our bumper winter edition of History Matters. Read about oil exploration of Torquay last century. During the Year of the …