Last updated:

April 16, 2019

Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) has Reading Room locations at North Melbourne and Ballarat, and we support regional archives which hold public records - in particular at Bendigo and Geelong. 

 

Ballarat

The Ballarat Archives Centre holds a wide variety of records relating to Ballarat and its development such as rate books, divorce records, prison registers and more. You can order these records via the PROV website and then view them in the Ballarat Reading Rooms located on the corner of Doveton and Mair Streets, Ballarat. 

Visit our contact page for information on hours and contacts. PLEASE NOTE: The City of Ballarat has advised us that the library/civil hall carpark will be closed for 18 months. There is 2-3 hour street parking nearby or $9 all-day parking at Central Square.

Important news regarding the Ballarat Reading Room

The Ballarat Archives Centre will soon move to a brand new building! We can't reveal too much at this stage, so stay tuned, we will have more specific information for you very soon. In the meantime we want to flag with researchers these important dates: From 27 May to 17 June 2019 our collection will be unavailable to order and view due to the relocation. Please ensure you plan your research around these dates accordingly. We apologise for any inconvenience this will cause. Keep updated on the move here. 

 

Bendigo

The Bendigo Regional Archives Centre (BRAC) holds regional records dating from 1856 through to the 1970s including maps and plans, council correspondence, rate books, court records and more.  BRAC is governed by Public Record Office Victoria in conjunction with the Goldfields Library Corporation and the City of Greater Bendigo. Most of BRAC's records can be ordered through the PROV website, while some need to be ordered directly through BRAC. Visit their website for more information. Records can be viewed in the Bendigo Reading Rooms in the upper level of the Bendigo Library, Hargreaves Street, Bendigo. 

BRAC is part of our Places of Deposit (POD) Network. To learn more about PODs vist our community collections page. 

Visit our contact page for information on hours and contacts.

 

Geelong 

The Geelong Heritage Centre is located in the new Geelong Library and Heritage Centre building on Little Malop Street in Geelong. It is Victoria's largest regional archive and resource centre with a collection of regional newspapers, maps, plans, photographs and more. Visit their website for more information. 

Geelong is part of our Places of Deposit (POD) Network. To learn more about PODs vist our community collections page. 

Visit our contact page for information on hours and contacts.