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We have extensive collections of records relating to the planning, construction, management, and maintenance of roads and bridges in Victoria. These include records of major roads and bridges managed by the Victorian Government, as well as local roads and bridges managed by local councils. Some of the records also cover matters relating to road safety and accidents.

Note that there are separate searches specifically for:


What do I need to know before I start?

You will need to know names of roads and bridges, or of locations, suburbs and local councils which can all be used as keywords, along with dates to help target your search.

Select a more specific topic relating to roads and bridges that you are interested in researching from the list of options below.


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