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

16th April Fast Facts

The Ballarat Botanical Gardens was once home to the Ballarat Zoo. In 1953, two crocodile shooters brought back eggs to hand over to the zoo, which to their surprise hatched in the car along the way. One of the crocs was later given the nickname ‘Grumpy’.
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Dig the Archives - 17 May 2014

Come & Dig the Archives at our open day!

Records Management Network Meeting

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Victorian Community History Awards

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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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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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2014 Privacy Law Reform

The Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Act 2012 (Privacy Amendment Act) introduced significant changes to the Privacy Act. These changes commenced on 12 March 2014. The Privacy Amendment Act enhances the protection of privacy in Australia.   For more information please visit the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner’s privacy law reform page  http://www.oaic.gov.au/privacy/privacy-act/privacy-law-reform So how […]

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