About the Nillumbik Historical Society

Welcome to the Nillumbik Historical Society.  We are situated in the beautiful Ellis Cottage Historical Precinct in Diamond Creek, Victoria.

Our aim is to preserve and share the history of Nillumbik.  We have a large archive of photographs, artefacts and historical documents relating to people who have lived in the area and places in the district where they lived, farmed and mined, with particular focus on the wider area around Diamond Creek.  The Nillumbik Historical Society was formed in 1973 with the inaugural meeting held at Lovitt Cottage, now known as Ellis Cottage.

We are open to the public on the first Sunday of each month or by appointment, so please don’t hesitate to contact us if you are looking for information.

For further information about the Society and Ellis Cottage Historical Precinct please use the Contact Us form.

Find us at:

10 Nillumbik Square, Diamond Creek.  The best access and ample parking is off Main Hurstbridge Road, just look for the power lines crossing the road.

Write to us at:

Committee of the Nillumbik Historical Society Incorporated

PO Box 310, Diamond Creek, Victoria, 3089, Australia.

You can also find us on Facebook

We are committed to ongoing projects that share our local history with the community.  We welcome visits and offer tours to clubs, schools and groups, by arrangement.

We offer Devonshire Tea or Tea, Coffee and Biscuits for groups (min 10 people) with a talk and tour, booked in advance.  Call 03 9438 5619 or Contact Us

For a more detailed look at our history and what we do click on the article below.


Welcome to the Nillumbik Historical Society

Ellis Cottage, Memory Lane, Diamond Creek. Home of the Nillumbik Historical Society