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Author: Public Record Office Victoria

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Many Ballarat and surrounds rate records and petty sessions registers have now been digitised, below is a table of digitised records available through Beta search. View our step by step guide on how to use our Beta Search to access them.
 

Series (VPRS)

Records
(digitised dates are bolded)

Agency
(VA)

Consignment and Unit

568

Valuation Books - North Riding

Avoca II (VA 536)

P0:    1-6

1106

Rate Books, Stawell Water Supply                  1882-96, 1899-1920

Stawell Water Supply District (VA 558)

P0:    1-26

1233

Rate Collector's Report Books

Stawell II (VA 556)

P0:    1

2538

Rates and Sanitary Cash Books  1919-1933

Sebastopol (VA 742)

P0:    1

2539

Rates Cash Book    1910-1919

Sebastopol (VA 742)

P0:    1

3220

Valuation Books - West Riding  1872-1876

Avoca II (VA 536)

P0:    1-5

3221

Valuation Books - South Riding  1874, 76 & 77

Avoca II (VA 536)

P0:    1-3

3528

Rate And Valuation Books  1920-1932

Stawell II (VA 556)

U0:   1-12

3760

Valuation Books  1884,88 & 92

Creswick I (VA 657)

P0:    1-3

3799

Rate Collector's And Inspector's Report Books

Creswick II (VA 658)

P0:    1-2

3804

Rate Certificate Books

Creswick II (VA 658)

P0:    1

5557

Rate Books  1863-1930

Ballan (VA 967)

P0:    1-45

5563

Valuation Books   1890-1930

Ballan (VA 967)

P0:    1-16

5974

Rate Books   1897-1930

Grenville (VA 2436)

P1:    1-33

6913

Rate Book  1913-15

Brown's and Scarsdale (VA 2670)

P1:    1

6916

Rate Book  1911-15

Smythesdale II (VA 708)

P1:    1

7007

Rates Cash Books 1859-1892

Heathcote I (VA 2688)

P1:    1-2

7093

Rate Collector's Report Book - Costerfield Sanitary Fees

McIvor (VA 2460)

R1:    1

7098

Rate Collector's Report Books - Sanitary Fees

McIvor (VA 2460)

R1:    1-2

7181

Rate Books  1922-1930

Cohuna (VA 2407)

P1:    1-25

7217

Rate Books  1895 -

Heathcote Waterworks Trust (VA 2098)

P1:    1-10

7229

Rate Books  1916-1925

Linton to Skipton Railway Construction Trust (VA 2681)

P1:    1-2

7243

General Rate Books  1863-1930

Ballaarat (VA 478)

P1:    1-132

P2:    1-6

7258

General Rate Books  1872-1921

Ballaarat East (VA 706)

P1:    1-49

7260

Rate Assessment Books  1864-69, 1856-1864                           

Ballaarat (VA 478)

P1:    1-7

P2:    1-6

7263

Rate Payment Ledgers   1863-70, 1872-1901

Ballaarat (VA 478)

P1:    1-7

P2:    1-29

7265

Rate Valuation Books  1871-1902, 1865-70, 1882-82

Ballaarat (VA 478)

P1:    1-77

P2:    1-9

P3:    1-3

7266

Rate Payment Ledgers  1859-1872

Ballaarat East (VA 706)

P1:    1-8

P2:    1

P3:    1-3

7298

Special Rate Books  1868-1883

Ballaarat (VA 478)

P1:    1-28

P2:    1

7299

Rate Valuation Books  1865-1906

Ballaarat East (VA 706)

P1:    1-8

P2:    1-3

7300

Special Rate Payment Ledgers  1868

Ballaarat (VA 478)

P1:    1-2

11153

Rate Books  1858-1930

Maryborough (VA 2465)

P1:    1-60

12301

Rate Records  1864-1930

Avoca II (VA 536)

P1:    1-53

12311

Rate Records   1904-1930

Lexton (VA 2457)

P1:    1-27

12321

Rate Records   1864-1930

Ripon (VA 2496)

P1:    1-42

12787

Rate and Valuation Records  1870-1930

Daylesford (VA 4296)

P1:    1-13

12992

Rate Records  1858-1930

Ararat I (VA 2375)

P1:    1

P2:    1-16

P3:    1-24

13004

Rate Books  1864-1930

Ballarat I (VA 2380)

P1:    1-34

13037

Rate Records  1863-1930

Bacchus Marsh and Maddingley (VA 4407)

P1:    1-16

13490

Rate Books  1863-1930

Buninyong I (VA 2399)

P1:    1-34

P2:    1-36

13787

Rate Books  1878-1930

Dunmunkle (VA 2424)

P1:    1-43

13822

Rate Books  1897-1930

Karkarooc (VA 2445)

P1:    1-33

14470

Rate Books  1892-1926

Borung (VA 4698)

Warracknabeal (VA 2528)

P1:    1-35

14621

Rate Records  1885-1893

Mount Franklin (VA 4712)

P1:    1

14625

Rate Records  1866-1868

Glenlyon (VA 4711)

P1:    1

15206

Rate and Valuation Records  1861-1930

Ararat II (VA 2376)

P1:    1-45

15277

Valuation Books  1880-1901

Ararat II (VA 2376)

P1:    1-13

16688

Rate Books  1925-1930

Bungaree (VA 2398)

P1:    1-8

 

VPRS

Series Title

Agency

Units online

Comment

288

Court of Petty Sessions Registers 1888-1931

Avoca Courts

P0:    1-14

 

289

Court Of Petty Sessions Cause List Books (1854-1888); Court Of Petty Sessions Registers (1888-1930)

Ballarat Courts

P0:    1-2, 4-5, 8, 10-14,           17-19, 22, 28-141

Mould: many of these could not be digitised

290

Court of Petty Sessions Cause List Books (1858-1888); Court of Petty Sessions Registers (1888-1921)

Ballarat East Courts

P0:    1-73

 

296

Court Of Petty Sessions Cause List Books (1856-1888); Court Of Petty Sessions Registers (1888-1936)

Buninyong Courts

P0:    1-23

 

324

Court of Petty Sessions Registers  1888-1915

Lexton Courts

U0:   1-4

 

325

Court of Petty Sessions Cause List Books (1860-1888); Court of Petty Sessions Registers (1888-1916)

Linton Courts

U0:   1-14

 

1358

Court of Petty Sessions Cause List Books (1862-1888); Court of Petty Sessions Registers (1888-1930)

Ballan Courts

P0:    1-15

 

1361

Court of Petty Sessions Cause List Books (1860-1888); Court of Petty Sessions Registers (1888-1933)

Smythesdale Courts

P0:    1-16

 

1367

Court of Petty Sessions Cause List Books (1863-1888); Court of Petty Sessions Registers (1888-1903)

Scarsdale Courts

P0:    1-9

 

1370

Court of Petty Sessions Cause List Books  1865-1884

Piggoreet Courts

P0:    1-3

 

1371

Court Of Petty Sessions Cause List Book (1875 - 1888); Court Of Petty Sessions Registers (1888 - 1916)

Carngham Courts

P0:    1-3

 

1387

Court of Petty Sessions Cause List Books (1860-1888); Court of Petty Sessions Registers (1888-1931)

Creswick Courts

P0:    1-2, 4-28

Volume 3 not digitised, unsure why not.

1394

Court of Petty Sessions Cause List Books (1862-1888); Court of Petty Sessions Registers (1888-1934)

Talbot Courts

P0:    1-14

 

1677

Court of Petty Sessions Cause List Book  1859-1888

Ararat Courts

P0:    1-15

 

1679

Court of Petty Sessions Cause List Book  1861-1868

Crowlands Courts

P0:    1

 

1680

Court of Petty Sessions/Magistrates' Court Registers  1888-1930

Ararat Courts

P0:    1-38

 

1688

Court of Petty Sessions Cause List Books (1865-1888); Court of Petty Sessions Register (1888-1902)

Moyston Courts

P0:    1-5

 

2515

Court of Petty Sessions Cause List Books (1864-1888); Court of Petty Sessions Registers (1888-1924)

Gordon Courts

P0:    1-17

 

3110

Court of Petty Sessions Cause List Books (1862-1888); Court of Petty Sessions Registers (1888-1935)

Daylesford Courts

P0:    1-40

 

3125

Court of Petty Sessions Cause List Books (1863-1888); Court of Petty Sessions Registers (1888-1917)

Trentham Courts

P0:    1-13