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The Lands Guide is an indispensable finding aid for anyone doing research into Victoria’s land records. It caters to a wide range of research interests, whether you are wanting to find out about the lives of your ancestors or information about the history of land in a particular location.

Another helpful place to start in researching property is on our handy topic guide to property research.


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

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples should be aware the collection and website may contain images, voices and names of deceased persons.

PROV provides advice to researchers wishing to access, publish or re-use records about Aboriginal Peoples