Author: Public Record Office Victoria
Public Record Office Victoria acknowledges the loss many people have had to face during the recent flood events across the State. In addition to damage to homes and businesses, we understand some Places of Deposit (PODs), as well as other local historical groups and collections, may be affected by flood damage.
If your POD has been affected by flooding, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We may be able to assist, connect groups to pool their resources or provide other support or advice you may need.
A reminder not to enter flood affected buildings to assess damage until after given the all clear by authorities. We hope you are staying safe.
Useful information and resources
- Treating water damaged records
- Disaster planning, management and recovery for records
- Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material disaster resources
- Blue Shield Australia flood recovery resources
- State Library Victoria guide on dealing with mould affected items
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples should be aware the collection and website may contain images, voices and names of deceased persons.
Material in the Public Record Office Victoria archival collection contains words and descriptions that reflect attitudes and government policies at different times which may be insensitive and upsetting.
PROV provides advice to researchers wishing to access, publish or re-use records about Aboriginal Peoples.