Public Record Office Victoria

Área de identidad



Forma autorizada del nombre

Public Record Office Victoria

Forma(s) paralela(s) de nombre

Otra(s) forma(s) de nombre

  • PROV


  • State

Área de contacto


Assistant Director, Access Services



Dirección (calle)

99 Shiel Street, North Melbourne





Nombre del país

Código postal



03 9348 5600



Área de descripción


Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) is the archives of the State Government of Victoria. Established under the Public Records Act 1973 (Vic), PROV’s objectives are to:

  • issue standards regulating the creation, maintenance and security of public records including the selection and disposal of public records not worthy of preservation;
  • advise and assist agencies in achieving compliance with issued standards;
  • preserve public records of permanent value as the state archives; and
  • ensure that the archives are accessible to the government and the people of Victoria.

Contexto geográfico y cultural

Mandatos/Fuentes de autoridad

Estructura administrativa

Public Record Office Victoria is an agency of the Department of Premier and Cabinet.

Administración de registros y políticas de recolección

Public Record Office Victoria has responsibility to select records of the government of Victoria that are worthy of preservation as set out in the Public Records Act 1973 (Vic).


Visit the reading room at the Victorian Archives Centre at 99 Shiel Street North Melbourne. We also have reading rooms in Ballarat, Bendigo and Geelong. See our website for details.


We hold around 100kms of records dating from 1830s right up to the present day. Our impressive collection includes records of immigration and shipping, criminal trials and prisons, premiers and governors, royal commissions, boards of inquiry, wills and probates and much more. These records hold stories of the key events and decisions that have shaped the history of the State of Victoria.

Instrumentos de descripción, guías y publicaciones

Visit our website to explore our collection by topic, tips on where to start your search and more:

Área de acceso

Horario de apertura

Victorian Archives Centre: Open Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) 10am to 4.30pm and every second and last Saturday of the month.

See for Ballarat, Bendigo and Geelong reading room times and for current Victorian Archives Centre arrangements.

Condiciones de acceso y requisitos


Public Record Office Victoria is committed to ensuring accessibility for people with disabilities and special needs. We have a free all-day carpark, entry off Macaulay Road, which includes two disabled parking bays. There's also disabled street parking out the front of our building on Shiel Street - please note street signage for times. We have wheelchair access, lifts and disabled toilets.

Área de servicios

Servicios para la investigación

Public Record Office Victoria provides a range of services and resources to assist members of the public with their research. It does not provide a research service so researchers may wish to engage a professional research agent, request advice from historical associations or societies, in order to undertake research.

Servicios de reproducción

Copy requests can be placed in person at our reading rooms, or online. More information can be found on our website here:

Áreas públicas

At the Victorian Archives Centre we have a public reading room and gallery. More information can be found on our website here:

The Victorian Archives Centre, North Melbourne reading room is operated jointly by the Public Record Office Victoria and the National Archives, Victoria State Office.

Área de control

Identificador de la descripción

Identificador de la institución

Reglas y/o convenciones usadas

Estado de elaboración

Nivel de detalle

Fechas de creación, revisión o eliminación

Revised 27 January 2021




Notas de mantención

Puntos de acceso

Puntos de acceso

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders (Thematic area)
  • Agricultura (Thematic area)
  • Arts and Culture (Thematic area)
  • Built Environment (Thematic area)
  • Educación (Thematic area)
  • Medio ambiente (Thematic area)
  • Family / Domestic Life (Thematic area)
  • Genealogical (Thematic area)
  • Geography (Thematic area)
  • Immigration (Thematic area)
  • Indigenous (Thematic area)
  • Law and Justice (Thematic area)
  • Medicine and Health (Thematic area)
  • Out of Home Care (Thematic area)
  • Politics and Government (Thematic area)
  • Transportation (Thematic area)
  • Portapapeles

Contacto principal

99 Shiel Street, North Melbourne
Melbourne, Victoria 3051