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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

24th April Fast Facts

Our staff have visited records stored by agencies in all sorts of strange spots over the years: the dome of a town hall, a water tank, a disused toilet block, a boat shed and even an old well! When agencies find these sorts of situations they quickly alert us for advice on retrieving and preserving the records.
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Dig the Archives - 17 May 2014

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Records Management Network Meeting

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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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New Record Openings

Newly opened records within our collection for you to now search, order and view within our reading rooms. VPRS Series Title Agency # OF UNITS TO BE OPENED DATE RANGE TO BE OPENED VPRS 30/P0 Criminal Trial Briefs VA 2550 – Office of Public Prosecutions (Known as Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions from […]

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Storage Standard Review: Draft Specifications for Comment

We invite you to review and comment on proposed amendments to the Specifications associated with the PROS 11/01 Storage Standard. We would like the amended Specifications and associated Checklists to be practical and easy to implement, and to achieve that aim your feedback is invaluable. The amendments were made following  review of facilities holding State […]

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New Records Transfers

The below records have been transferred into the PROV collection and are now available for ordering and viewing in our North Melbourne reading room. VA 5022: Castlemaine Cemetery TrustVPRS 17484 / P1 Minute Books (1858-2013) VA 3675: Brimbank CityVPRS 17069 / P1 Minute Books VA 3752: Thiess Enviro ServicesVPRS 17413 / P1 Water Course Level […]

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