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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

We will be closing the Reading Room at 1pm on Fri 19 Dec

24th November Fast Facts

Our most westerly Place of Deposit is the Millewa Community Pioneer Forest and Historical Society.
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Provenance Journal out now

Read the 2014 edition

Volunteer Program Honoured at Melbourne Awards

PROV Wins City Award

PROV Annual Report: 2013 - 2014

Read our Annual Report for 2013 – 2014

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Free at Victorian Archives Centre

Sailing into Melbourne

Open now at The Old Treasury Building

Due to the State Election on the 29 November the Victorian Government has assumed a caretaker role from 4 November. During this period all content added to this site will be in accordance with the caretaker conventions.

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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A photo of the Melbourne Awards gala event that overlooks the ballroom, tables and all the people nominated for awards.

PROV volunteers win Melbourne Award!

Our Public Record Office Victoria volunteers are the proud recipients of the 2014 Melbourne Award for Contribution to Community by a Corporation. The City of Melbourne’s ‘Melbourne Awards’ were held on Saturday 15 November. Volunteer Program Coordinators Jack Martin and Leigh Kinrade attended the gala event and were thrilled to accept the award on behalf […]

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This is a photo of some of our volunteers. A group of about 60 got together for a photo at the Archives Centre.

PROV volunteers nominated for Melbourne Award

Now in its 12th year, the Melbourne Awards were introduced by the City of Melbourne to recognise outstanding achievements of organisations and individuals who are committed to making Melbourne a unique place to live, visit and do business. The Public Record Office’s volunteer program is a finalist for the prestigious ‘Contribution to Community Award’. Our […]

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Sepia photo of M.A. Gerson a staff member of the 1888 International Exhibition, Melbourne.

Archival Snapshot: Exhibition Photos Display Fashions of 1888

The Melbourne Centennial International Exhibition of 1888 was a pinnacle moment in Melbourne’s development as a City. It marked the city’s entrance onto the global stage with much to offer international traders looking for new markets to exploit. The exhibition took place at the Exhibition Building, one of Melbourne’s most photographed and ornately designed buildings […]

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