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Victorian Archives Centre public opening hours

Monday to Friday: 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
(excl. public holidays)
The second and last Saturday of every month

8th February Fast Facts

The archive of the Victorian Government used to be located in the basement of the State Library of Victoria on Swanston Street.
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Victorian histories revealed in newly opened archives

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The 2015 edition of Provenance

is now online…

Soldier On: WW1 Soldier Settler Stories

Now showing at Old Treasury Building

Did you miss our 'Transporting Art' exhibition?

You can now view it online!

Australian Women's Archives Project Women's Day Seminar

Book your FREE ticket now…

Celebrating 'Old Stuff Day' at the archives

State Bank Ephemera Collection

Public Record Office Victoria holds a vast array of records created by Victorian Government departments and authorities including the State’s courts, local councils, schools, public hospitals and other public offices.

The records date from the establishment of the Port Phillip District in the mid 1830s right through to today and include information relating to areas of activity managed or regulated by government such as the administration of justice, immigration, health and welfare, land, education, Indigenous communities, planning, transport, and resource management.

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This is a colourful brochure cover for Easy Bank which has two people sitting on the dock overlooking the ocean with the text "How to so your banking at a time and place that suits you."

State Bank Victoria Archives – Ephemera Collection

The State Bank Victoria Archives Ephemera Collection holds many fascinating items dating back as far as 1842 all the way to 1992. With ‘Old Stuff Day’ coming up on the 2nd of March, we thought it an excellent time to take a trip back in time with one of the boxes from this collection – […]

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Visit our foyer gallery at the Victorian Archives Centre, North Melbourne.

PROV the magic time machine

This blog post was written by Marilyn Kenny, Public Record Office Victoria volunteer, and was originally given as a speech at the December 2015 PROV Volunteer Event.  What a great intimate gathering this is. Just the place to share a few secrets. The first is that my friends don’t understand me. “You go where?” they […]

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Personal Victorian histories revealed in newly opened archives

As of the 1st of January, hundreds of records relating to Victoria’s history have been made public as part of Public Record Office Victoria’s annual opening of officially closed records. The records are of particular interest to family historians waiting on files that mention members of their family tree. Under Section 9 of the Public […]

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