Lake Macquarie & District Historical Society Inc.

The Lake Macquarie & District Historical Society Inc.

Fifteen years ago The Lake Macquarie and District Historical Society converted the disused and run down Toronto Railway Station into the Lake Macquarie Heritage Centre.

The Centre is open to the public and features themed displays, a research library, archive room and other facilities.

The Centre is also used for community based fundraising events while the well maintained building and its picturesque setting on the foreshore of Lake Macquarie provide a spectacular backdrop for wedding photographers.

The adaptive reuse of the railway station has created a wonderful tourist and community heritage asset from what was once a dilapidated ruin.

Though the centre is situated in Toronto, the facility gathers information that connects the whole of Lake Macquarie. Therefore, this increases the significance of the centre beyond its immediate shores.


Themed memoriabilia, artefacts and photographic displays.

Aboriginal history and first contact.

Publications of local history interests.

Local Studies Research assistance.