Lilydale Common School on Lot 6 Anderson Street was opened on 1st July 1866. In 1872 a number of small schools in the Lilydale area were joined together to become Lilydale State School Number 876. The main building was built in 1876 with a second storey added in 1927 and a new wing added in time for the 1966 centenary. Fire destroyed the annex in 1980 and the wing that was added was destroyed by fire in 1991. The new section of the building was opened in 1995. In 2011 the new Grade 5/6 BER building was opened.
In 2016 we celebrated our 150th Anniversary when former students, staff and parents returned to the school to celebrate Lilydale Primary School’s contribution to the education of the students in the area. Our School is an example of combining the old and the new. This has led to us developing our School motto, Pride in our Past and Educating for the Future. Our buildings and facilities are excellent and provide a very pleasant environment for students and staff.