Author: Public Record Office Victoria

More than sixty years of mining and infrastructure plans have been transferred to our archives. These records are now on open access and located at the Victorian Archives Centre, North Melbourne.  

This series is a collection of physical plans and drawings from mines and infrastructure projects undertaken by the Mines Department and its successors between 1925 and 1989, including:

  • mines Department (also known as Department of Mines and Mining Department) (1925 - 1977)
  • department of Minerals and Energy (1977 - 1985)
  • department of Industry, Technology and Resources (1985 - 1989)

The plans contain information on geology (both at a mine and regional scale), drilling (e.g. bore location plans), geochemistry, geophysics, mining titles, topography, locations of features such as mine shafts, cadastral survey and traverse lines, mineral localities and mineral resource areas.

Search VPRS 16163 / P0001 Historic Mine and Infrastructure Plans (1925 - 1989) to order and view these records.