Our community programs include seminars, training and forums for community collection groups, grants and awards to help preserve Victoria’s history, and a dedicated Koorie Records Unit to improve access to records about Aboriginal people.
Community collection groups play a vital role in their communities – sharing stories about the past, preserving culture and fostering local identity.
There are more than 720 community collection groups active across Victoria, and we support them with our Local History Grants program, regular seminars and training as well as the Places of Deposit network.
We also recognise the outstanding work of community groups by administering the funding for the Victorian Community History Awards.
The Koorie Records Unit seeks to improve access to records for Victorian Aboriginal people so that they may reconnect with family, culture and land. This includes a dedicated reference service for Victorian Aboriginal pzeople wishing to access records in Public Record Office Victoria’s collection, as well as undertaking specific projects to increase awareness and accessibility of these records.