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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 closed on Monday 26 January for the Australia Day Public Holiday

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View exhibitions from our collection at the Victorian Archives Centre, Old Treasury Building, online and throughout Victoria
Petition from residents of Lake Tyers Aboriginal Station, 1931 VPRS 1694/PO, unit 11, May-June 1931

Walata tyamateetj: carry knowledge

Now showing

This unique exhibition of Aboriginal records, dating back from early settlement of Victoria in the mid-1800s through to the 1960s, will be on display at the Victorian Archives Centre Gallery from 17 May to early 2015.

Visit 99 Shiel Street, North Melbourne. Entry is free.

Open Monday to Friday 10am-4.30pm, and every 2nd and last Saturday. Learn more about this exhibition.

Photo: A petition lodged in 1931 with the Board for the Protection of Aborigines, Lake Tyers Aboriginal Station.

VPRS 1694/PO, Unit 11, May 1931-June1931.


Public Record Office Victoria VPRS 386/ P2

Sailing Into Melbourne

This winter, the Old Treasury Building features an impressive display of nautical history highlighting the extraordinary past of Melbourne’s famous port.

Sailing into Melbourne showcases major records from the collection of Public Record Office Victoria, covering grim stories of quarantine, devastating shipwrecks and grand voyages from Australia to Europe carrying large amounts of gold.

On display at the Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street. Opens June 2

Visit or click here for more information

Public Record Office Victoria VPRS 386/ P2


Bigamy, Theft and Murder: the extraordinary tale of Frederick Bailey Deeming

Visit the online exhibition


Disaster At West Gate

The West Gate Bridge Collapse of 1970
Visit the online exhibition

Eureka on Trial


Eureka on Trial

Archives of the Eureka Stockade
Visit the online exhibition

image of digitised map


Lucy: a private life revealed through public records

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Ned Kelly

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Tracking the Native Police

Victoria’s Aboriginal police force 1837-1852.

Visit the online exhibition

Water Stories


Water Stories

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