This service is carried out by an experienced team and is available for Members and Non-Members. Requests will be answered in order of receipt and there may be some delay.

Clearly state what you wish us to investigate. Include an Ancestry/Pedigree Chart and Family Group Sheets for those you are researching, with copies of all relevant certificates, etc you hold. 

Distant Members

Members who live outside a 100 km radius from Melbourne GPO may have one free annual request taking up to two hours  -  Distant Member Request Form

Research Request

Cost: Members $30 per hour                Non-members $50 per hour

This hourly fee includes limited copying and postal charges – email is more efficient and cost-effective.


  1. Determine the number of hours of research. We usually recommend two hours to start but we are happy to begin with one hour. At the end of that time we send a report, often with digital or paper images, and advise whether more work is required.
  2. Pay for research: Members OR Non-Members.
  3. Prepare relevant forms Ancestry/Pedigree Charts and Family Group Sheets.
  4. Submit your Research Request Form with attachments
  5. Alternatively post, or deliver in person.

Date last updated: 23 March 2021 @ 17:10