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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

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Research

Public Record Office Victoria holds an extraordinary array of records created by the Victorian Government from the mid-1830s to now, and some of these records are available online.

Before heading to one of our archive centres, you can view and pre-order your records by browsing the online catalogue. Please ensure you are aware of the items that you can bring into our reading rooms and the items that are prohibited as they may damage our records – Conditions of Entry.

To help you with research into some of the most popular records in the Collection, you can start by searching through the categories below. For the more experienced researcher, head straight to the online catalogue to conduct your search.

If you can’t find what you are looking for, try one of our helpful Research Guides to get you started.

Not a current registered user?  Create a new user account which enables you to order records found within our collection for viewing in the reading room at North Melbourne or Ballarat.

Submit your enquiry now: Online Enquiry Form

Request a password reset or to obtain your UserID: Password Reset Form

START YOUR RESEARCH

Plan Your Visit New Researcher Kit Research Guides

Online Indexes &   Digitised Records

RESEARCH CATEGORIES

ABORIGINAL VICTORIANS ADOPTION & WARDSHIP BUILDINGS & LAND CEMETERIES
       
City Courts Melbourne
COURT RECORDS DIVORCE EDUCATION & TEACHERS FAMILY HISTORY
       
HISTORICAL IMAGES INQUESTS MENTAL HEALTH PRISONERS & CONVICTS
       
 
SHIPS & SHIPPING TRAMWAYS & RAILWAYS WILLS & PROBATE  
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