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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 3pm on Wednesday 24 December 2014 and will be re-opening at 10am on Monday 5 January 2015.

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Research Guides

Number Title Subject
  Subject List of Guides Records Information
1 PROV’s Reading Room and Reference Services Service Information
2 Copying Services Copying and Publishing Public Records
3 Copying Services – Government Access Copying and Publishing Public Records
4 Ordering and Collecting Public Records – Government Access Online Catalogue
5 Cemetery Records Family History
5* How to Search and Order Cemetery Records Family History
5A* How to Search and View Digitised Old Melbourne Cemetery Index Online Family History
6 Property Research at PROV Land, Places and Local History
6* How to Search and Order Rate Records Land, Places and Local History
7 Handling Records Records Information
8 Ordering Inquest Records Online Catalogue
8* How To Order an Inquest Record Online Catalogue
9 Ballarat Archives Centre Reading Room Service Information
10 Ballarat Archives Centre Records Records Information
11 Public Records in Local Communities Records Information
12 Registering and Maintaining a Government User Account Online Catalogue
12* How to Register as a Government User Online Catalogue
13 How to Cite Public Records Copying and Publishing Public Records
14 Special Access Records Information
15 Search Agents Research Organisations
16 Victorian Record Centres Record Holding Institutions
17 Interstate Archives, Libraries and Births, Deaths and Marriages Registrars Record Holding Institutions
18 Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages Family History
19 Registering and Maintaining a Public User Account Online Catalogue
19* How To Register as a Public User Online Catalogue
20 Searching for Records Online Online Catalogue
21 Ordering Records Online Catalogue

21*

How to Order Records

Online Catalogue
22 PROV Records Access Service Charter Service Information
23 PROV’s Digitised Records and Online Indexes Online Catalogue
24 Use of Digital Cameras in PROV Reading Rooms Copying and Publishing Public Records
25 Copyright for Researchers Copying and Publishing Public Records
26 Using Births, Deaths and Marriages Indexes at PROV Family History
27 PROV Reading Room Conditions Service Information
28 Public Works Department – Building Services Agency Plans Land, Places and Local History
29 Wills and Probate Records 1841 – 2009 Wills and Probate
29* How To Order Will and Probate 1841 – 2009 Wills and Probate
30 Parish and Township Working Plans Online Land, Places and Local History
30* How to Search and View Digitised Parish and Township Maps Online Land, Places and Local History
31 Looking for a person? Family History
32* How To Search Company Registration Files Land, Places and Local History
33 Police Records Courts and Criminal Justice
33* How To Access Police Records Courts and Criminal Justice
35 Hotels and Liquor Licensing Land, Places and Local History
35* How to Search for a Defunct Hotel License Land, Places and Local History
36 Microform Records at PROV Service Information
38 Insolvency Records Land, Places and Local History
38* How To Search Certificates of Discharge Land, Places and Local History
39* How To Search Hospital Records Education, Health and Welfare
40 Railway Employment Records Transport
40* How to find Railway Employment Records Transport
41* How To Search Court Records Courts and Criminal Justice
41A* How to Search and Order Civil Case Files Courts and Criminal Justice
42* How To Search Planning Schemes Land, Places and Local History
45 Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works (MMBW) – Base Plans Land, Places and Local History
45* How To Access Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works (MMBW) base plans Land, Places and Local History
45A*

How to Access Melbourne Metropolitan Board of Works (MMBW) Field and Level Books

Land, Places and Local History
46* How To Search and Order Online Register of Vaccinations Education, Health and Welfare
48* Accessing Chief Secretary’s Correspondence Courts and Criminal Justice
49 Ships’ Crew Transport
50 Locating and Copying Ships’ Passenger Lists Transport
50* How To Search Passenger Lists Transport
51 Family History Research at PROV Family History
52 Immigration Records Transport
53 British Post World War II Immigration Transport
54 Ships and Shipping Movements Transport
55 Land Records Land, Places and Local History
55* How To Order Land Selection Files Land, Places and Local History
55A* How To Access Certificates of Title Land, Places and Local History
55B* How To Access Rent Rolls Land, Places and Local History
56 Education Records Education, Health and Welfare
56C* How to search and order Primary School Records Education, Health and Welfare
57 Convict Records Courts and Criminal Justice
58 Prison Records Courts and Criminal Justice
58* How to view online male prison registers Courts and Criminal Justice
59 Mental Health Records Education, Health and Welfare
59* How to Search and Order Mental Health Records Education, Health and Welfare
60 Adoption, Wardship and Related Records Education, Health and Welfare
60* How to Search and Order Adoption, Wardship and related records Education, Health and Welfare
61 Divorce Records Courts and Criminal Justice
61* How To Search Divorce Records Family History
62 Public Transport – Railways Transport
63 Public Transport – Tramways Transport
63* How To Search Tramway Records Transport
64 City of Melbourne Land, Places and Local History
64* How To Access Melbourne City Council Building Applications Land, Places and Local History
64A* How To Search Digitised Melbourne City Council Rate Records Land, Places and Local History
65 Aboriginal Records at PROV Koorie Heritage
66 PROV’s Archival Control Model Records Information
67 Koorie Index of Names Project Koorie Heritage
67* How To Search the KIN Database Koorie Heritage
69 Public Transport Photographic Collection Online Transport
71 Inquest Records Courts and Criminal Justice
74 Women’s Archives Online Online Catalogue
76 Public Buildings Land, Places and Local History
76* How To Search Public Building Files Land, Places and Local History
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