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Public transport directions


Route 57: City to West Maribyrnong from Elizabeth Street via Victoria, Errol, Queensberry and Abbotsford Streets. Closest stop No. 16 at Haines Street

Route 59: City to Airport West from Elizabeth Street via Flemington Road. Closest stop No. 19 at Abbotsford Street.


North Melbourne station or Macaulay station.


Route 402: East Melbourne to Footscray from terminus opposite St Vincent’s Hospital (Victoria Parade) via Rathdowne and Shiel Street. Closest stop Canning Street just south of the intersection with Shiel Street. Buses run every 10 minutes between 6.00am and 7.00pm.


Melway ref: 2A E6, 43 C3

Two-hour street parking at Shiel Street entrance

Free all day off-street carpark at 112 Macaulay Road, North Melbourne (opposite the football ground)

Refreshments: There are shops and cafes in nearby Melrose Street. You can also bring your own refreshments to enjoy in our foyer/seating space.

NOTE: National Archives of Australia (NAA) share our reading room, please check their website for their opening hours which are different to Public Record Office Victoria.

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