The Society provides historical information, mostly associated with the original Shire of Heytesbury region. This includes the towns of Timboon, Port Campbell, Simpson, Princetown, Peterborough and localities within the region. It focuses on collections of materials relating to Shipwrecks, Early Settlement, Coastal and Rural Development, Commerce, Significant People and Events leading up to current times. The Society offers the information to the general public by displaying objects, photographs, documents and books in a small museum housed in the Port Campbell Old Hall. The museum is maintained, managed and staffed by volunteers with direction and guidance from the Heytesbury District Historical Society Committee.