The purposes for which the Association is estalbished are:
- To preserve and make accessible the history and cultural heritage of the area and its people, from the indigenous owners to the present time.
- To collect and preserve documents, information, items or objects relevant to this purpose and the Society as a whole, and to make these accessible including in digital form.
- To undertake historical research to enable a compilation of an historical record of the district.
- To affiliate with the Royal Historical Society of Victoria and other relevant bodies.
- To work with other local or regional groups for the preservation of buildings and objects of architectural and historical interest.
The primary area to be covered by the Society’s activities is that part of the City of Port Phillip previously known as the City of St Kilda, including St Kilda and St Kilda West (south of Fraser Street) St Kilda Road south of Lorne Street, St Kilda East being the area of Windsor south of Dandenong Road, Balaclava, Ripponlea and Elwood. Information relevant to the areas adjacent to the primary area of the Society, may be included in the Society’s collection.