Welcome to Public Record Office Victoria
Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) is the archive of the State Government of Victoria. We hold around 100kms of records dating from the mid-1830s to the present day. Our impressive collection includes records of immigration and shipping, criminal trials and prisons, premiers and governors, royal commissions, boards of inquiry, wills and probates and much more. These records hold stories of the key events and decisions that have shaped the history of the State of Victoria.
Important notice: As the Victorian State election will be held on Saturday 24 November 2018, the Victorian Government has assumed a caretaker role from 6:00 pm on 30 October 2018. During the caretaker period, content will only be added to this website in accordance with the caretaker conventions.