There are always interesting projects that the volunteers undertake at the Otway Districts Historical Society.
Current projects include:

Sawmill and forestry commemorative project - This project involves researching the workers of the Otway sawmills and forests and commemorating their contribution to these industries.  

The historical walking/driving tour project stage two.

In the second stage of this project we will investigate and produce the walking and diving tour in a variety of formats to ensure we are delivering a tour that enables all to access the information.

 The aim of this project is to  contribute to the ODHS work  in its quest to further promote the historical and cultural aspects of the Beech Forest township and surrounding area. This work will address the need for on demand access to historical information in various formats and will include an oral history component.  Project completion date October 2023.
Photographic collection project -  Through generous donations ODHS has over a number of years, amassed a large collection of photographs.  This project in the first stage will involve the cataloguing and presenting of the images for exhibition.
Past projects:
Beech Forest Historic Walking and Driving tour stage one.
The history panel project
The Coverlet project 
If you would like to become a volunteer and contribute to this work, please contact us at