Welcome to Public Record Office Victoria

Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) is the archive of the State and local government in Victoria. We hold around 100kms of hard copy records and 600,000 digital records dating from 1836 to the present day, with more records in all formats transferred to us every year. Many records in our collection are open and accessible to researchers either in our Reading Rooms or online. 

We preserve records of enduring value from the past and present day so evidence of government decisions remains on the public record and available for access. We set mandatory recordkeeping standards and provide support and advice on recordkeeping to state and local government. We also provide researcher services, an awards and grants program, public programming and outreach.

PROV acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land on which our offices are located, and their continuing connection to land, culture and community. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging, and extend that respect to all First Nations people.





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