Stonnington History Centre, Melbourne

Identity area



Authorized form of name

Stonnington History Centre, Melbourne

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

  • Stonnington History Centre, Stonnington Library and Information Service, Melbourne


  • Municipal

Contact area


Team Leader



Street address

Northbrook, 1257 High Street, Malvern





Country name

Postal code



03 8290 1360



Description area


The City of Stonnington was formed in 1994 from the amalgamation of the City of Malvern (a city from 1911 to 1994) and the City of Prahran (a city from 1879 to 1994).

Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

Administrative structure

The Stonnington History Centre is a branch of the Stonnington Library and Information Service, and a department of the Stonnington City Council.

Records management and collecting policies

The Stonnington History Centre is an archive dedicated to preserving and interpreting the history of the City of Stonnington and the former cities of Malvern and Prahran. The centre holds a substantial collection of essentially paper-based and digital records.


The centre has reading room facilities, which include public computers, wifi access and microform readers.


The collection includes books, photographs, documents, Malvern building plans, maps, subdivision plans, rate records, newspapers, research notes, ephemera and general local history information.

Donations of relevant material are invited from community organisations, businesses and individuals.

Note: The collection includes the collections of the former Malvern Archive and Malvern Historical Society, and Prahran Archive and Prahran Historical and Arts Society.

Finding aids, guides and publications

The online catalogue is a descriptive index to the collection which also includes scans of most photographs and some full text documents. See

Access area

Opening times

Open Monday, Tuesday 10am–4.30pm
Wednesday 10am–7pm
Thursday, Friday 10am–4.30pm.
Closed on public holidays.

Access conditions and requirements

The Stonnington History Centre is accessible by appointment. Access to some material may be restricted.


Limited parking is available at Malvern Library and on High Street. Please advise us in advance of your visit if disabled access is required.

Services area

Research services

We encourage you to conduct your own research. Begin by exploring our website and searching our catalogue. Where our assistance is required, a fee is incurred after the first half-hour. For more information, see

Reproduction services

You can order digital or print copies of many items in our collection for a fee. Visit our website for more information.

Public areas

Control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used


Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Revised 12 April 2018




Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Arts and Culture (Thematic area)
  • Built Environment (Thematic area)
  • Education (Thematic area)
  • Environment (Thematic area)
  • Family / Domestic Life (Thematic area)
  • Genealogical (Thematic area)
  • Industry, Manufacturing and Commerce (Thematic area)
  • Local Studies (Thematic area)
  • Medicine and Health (Thematic area)
  • Politics and Government (Thematic area)
  • Recreation / Leisure / Sports (Thematic area)
  • Science and Technology (Thematic area)
  • Social Organisations and Activities (Thematic area)
  • Transportation (Thematic area)
  • Clipboard

Primary contact

Northbrook, 1257 High Street, Malvern
Melbourne, Victoria 3144