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Ships and Shipping

Our shipping list indexes are a great place to start when you are searching for a family member who may have arrived in Victoria by boat.

There are three indexes in the Shipping List series:

Did the person arrive into Victoria from overseas ports beetween 1852 and 1923?
Try our Index to Unassisted Inward Passenger Lists to Victoria.

Did the person travel from Britain to Victoria between 1839 and 1871 through government assistance?
Try our Index to Assisted British Immigration.

Did the person travel from Victoria to the United Kingdom, New Zealand or Foreign Ports between 1852 and 1915?
Try our Index to Outward Passengers to Interstate, UK, NZ and Foreign Ports.

For shipping records after 1923, please consult the National Archives of Australia.

Index to Unassisted Passenger Lists to Victoria 1852-1923

A short guide to searching the Inwards Passenger List


Inwards Passenger List 1852 – 1923

If you cannot find the person you are looking for in these indexes, why not try one of our finding aids for more information on the range of immigration records.   Select a helpful finding aid from the below list:

PROVguide 49: Ships’ crew

PROVguide 50: Locating and Copying Ships Passenger Lists

PROVguide 54: Ships and Shipping Movements

HOW TO guide 50: Passenger Lists 1839-1923



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