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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

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Subject List of Guides

Subject Number Title
Copying and Publishing Public Records 2 Copying Services
  3 Copying Services – Government Access
  13 How to Cite Public Records
  24 Use of Digital Cameras in PROV Reading Rooms
  25 Copyright for Researchers
Courts and Criminal Justice 31* How to access Criminal Trial Briefs
  33 Police Records
  33* How To Access Police Records
  41* How To Search Court Records
  41A* How to search and order Civil Case Files
  48 How to access Chief Secretary’s Correspondence
  57 Convict Records
  58 Prison Records
  58* How to view online male prison registers
  61 Divorce Records
  61* How To Search Divorce Records
  71 Inquest Records
Education, Health and Welfare 39* How To Search Hospital Records
  46* How to search and order online Register of Vaccinations
  56 Education Records
  56C* How to search and order Primary School Records
  59 Mental Health Records
  59* How to search and order Mental Health Records
  60 Adoption, Wardship and Related Records
  60* How to search and order Adoption, Wardship and related records
  60A* How to view digitised Children’s Ward Registers
Family History 5 Cemetery Records
  5* How to search and order Cemetery Records
  5A* How to search and view digitised Old Melbourne Cemetery Online Index
  18 Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages
  26 Using Births, Deaths and Marriages Indexes at PROV
  31 Looking for a person?
  51 Family History Research at PROV
Koorie Heritage 65 Aboriginal Records at PROV
  67 Koorie Index of Names Project
  67* How To Search the KIN Database
Land, Places and Local History 6 Property Research at PROV
  6* How to search and order Rate Books
  28 Public Works Department – Building Services Agency Plans
  30 Parish and Township Working Plans Online
  30* How to search and view digitised Parish and Township Maps Online
  32* How To Search Company Registration Files
  35 Hotels and Liquor Licensing
  35* How to search for a Defunct Hotel License
  38 Insolvency Records
  38* How To Search Certificates of Discharge
  42* How To Search Planning Schemes
  45 Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works (MMBW) Base Plans
  45* How to access Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works (MMBW) Field and Level Books
  55 Land Records
  55* How To Search Land Selection Files
  55A* How to access Certificates of Title
  55B* How to access Rent Rolls
  64 City of Melbourne
  64* How to access Melbourne City Council Building Applications
  64A* How to search digitised Melbourne City Council Rate Records
  76 Public Buildings
  76* How To Search Public Building Files
Online Catalogue 4 Ordering and Collecting Public Records – Government Access
  8 Ordering Inquest Records
  8* How To Order an Inquest Record
  12 Registering and Maintaining a Government User Account
  12* How to register as a Government User
  19 Registering and Maintaining a Public User Account
  19* How To Register as a Public User
  20 Searching for Records Online
  21 Ordering Records
  21* How to order records
  23 PROV’s Digitised Records and Online Indexes
  74 Women’s Archives Online
Record Holding Institutions 16 Victorian Record Centres
  17 Interstate Archives, Libraries and Births, Deaths and Marriages Registrars
Records Information 7 Handling Records
  10 Ballarat Archives Centre Records
  11 Public Records in Local Communities
  14 Special Access
  66 PROV’s Archival Control Model
Research Organisations 15 Search Agents
Service Information 1 PROV’s Reading Room and Reference Services
  9 Ballarat Archives Centre Reading Room
  22 PROV Records Access Service Charter
  27 PROV Reading Room Conditions
  36 Microform Records at PROV
Transport 40 Railway Employment Records
  40* How to find Railway Employment Records
  49 Ships’ Crew
  50 Locating and Copying Ships’ Passenger Lists
  50* How To Search Passenger Lists
  52 Immigration Records
  53 British Post World War II Immigration
  54 Ships and Shipping Movements
  62 Public Transport – Railways
  63 Public Transport – Tramways
  63* How To Search Tramway Records
  69 Public Transport Photographic Collection Online
Wills and Probate 29 Wills and Probate Records 1841 – 2009
  29* How To Order Will and Probate 1841 – 2009


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