Last updated:

December 5, 2018

What do I need to know?

Key details of a public building such as:

  • building name
  • location, and
  • type

The results from this search will either redirect you to a microfilm listings page or to the original plans. 

If you envision ordering many plans at once we recommend you search directly on the microfilm listings page here.

How do I search?

  1. Most plans are titled by the building name or location
  2. Put quotation marks around the search "Geelong High school" for exact results.
  3. Once you identify the result you want you will land on the ordering page, or if it's a microfilm you'll need to repeat that search on the microfilm listings page. 

How do I order? 

If you wish to view the original plan, you can order that directly through the catalogue from the link on the search results page.

If the plan is a microfilm copy you will be redirected to the microfilm listings page where you will need to cut and paste the item details into a separate form. View ordering instructions are on that page.   

About these records

These records detail construction plans of many buildings, as well as plans of their grounds, electrical work and other services created between 1840 and 1999.

Examples of 'public works' buildings are state schools, prisons, courts, hospitals, among many others. In addition, these series also contain plans such as bridge and road construction.

Next Steps

Some of these plans are not yet digitised. For microfilm plans you will need to order the plans of interest manually and view them in the Reading Room.

What are in these records?

Examples of 'public works' buildings are state schools, prisons, courts, hospitals, among many others. In addition, these series also contain plans such as bridge and road construction.

The plans should all contain information such as:

  • building plans
  • plan title
  • building title
  • location
  • measurements