Swan Hill Regional Library, Victoria

Identity area



Authorized form of name

Swan Hill Regional Library, Victoria

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name


  • Municipal

Contact area


Information Officer - Library



Street address

53 Campbell Street, Swan Hill


Swan Hill



Country name

Postal code



03 5036 2480


03 5036 2483




Description area


Geographical and cultural context

Swan Hill is a city in the northwest of Victoria on the Murray Valley Highway and on the south bank of the Murray River.

Mandates/Sources of authority

Administrative structure

Records management and collecting policies

Items of historical relevance to Swan Hill municipality and surrounding regions are obtained through gift, purchase and legal deposit.



There is a broad range of information in various formats about the history of the region. There are several photograph collections including:

  • A Feldtmann, 1880s-1970
  • D Price, 1880s-1965
  • K Dunoon, 1890-1938
  • G Warne, 1880s.

Other holdings include Arthur Feldtmann typed manuscripts, Back to booklets, committee minutes, local newspapers, Mallee Oral History Collection, local Indigenous information, information about pioneers, local history books and family histories.

Finding aids, guides and publications

All items which have been catalogued can be located searching the library's catalogue.

Access area

Opening times

Open Monday to Friday 10am-5.30pm, Wednesday evening 7pm-8.30pm, Saturday 10am-12pm.
Closed public holidays and Christmas-New Year period.

Access conditions and requirements


Most items are shelved in an open access collection. However some items are kept in a closed access collection. Items stored in the closed access collection can be obtained through assistance from library staff during normal opening hours.

Services area

Research services

Library staff are available to assist anyone who visits the library in person. Information requests can also be handled by the library's Information Officer via email and telephone.

The Swan Hill Genealogical and Historical Society is also based in the library and volunteers from the society are available 10am-3pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from February to December, or by appointment.

Reproduction services

Photocopying and scanning is available in the library. Copies of photos held in the collection can be organised for a fee but do need to be sent away.

Public areas

Control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used


Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Revised 13 April 2018




Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders (Thematic area)
  • Agriculture (Thematic area)
  • Arts and Culture (Thematic area)
  • Education (Thematic area)
  • Environment (Thematic area)
  • Family / Domestic Life (Thematic area)
  • Genealogical (Thematic area)
  • Geography (Thematic area)
  • Indigenous (Thematic area)
  • Industry, Manufacturing and Commerce (Thematic area)
  • Labour (Thematic area)
  • Local Studies (Thematic area)
  • Politics and Government (Thematic area)
  • Recreation / Leisure / Sports (Thematic area)
  • Religion (Thematic area)
  • Social Organisations and Activities (Thematic area)
  • Transportation (Thematic area)
  • Travel and Exploration (Thematic area)
  • Clipboard

Primary contact

53 Campbell Street, Swan Hill
Swan Hill, Victoria 3585