Victoria University (VU) Archives, Melbourne

Identity area



Authorized form of name

Victoria University (VU) Archives, Melbourne

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

  • Formerly Victoria University of Technology Archives


  • University

Contact area


University Archivist



Street address

PB127, Building P, Footscray Park Campus, Ballarat Road, Footscray





Country name

Postal code



03 9919 4724



Description area


The University Archives were established by the Council of the then Victoria University of Technology in 1992 in co-operation with the Office of the University Secretary and Registrar. The role of the Archive was 'to preserve the records and associated materials of the University and its predecessor institutes in compliance with the Public Records Act 1973 and as a service to future researchers.'

Records date from 1916 with the establishment of the Footscray Technical School. For further information about the history of Victoria University see

Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

Administrative structure

Officer in charge: University Archivist
Note: formerly known as Victoria University of Technology Archives

Records management and collecting policies

The Archives holds the official University records documenting the history, policy and activities of the University and the institutions from which it has developed.

Private papers of University academics and other persons associated with the University and predecessor institutes, including schools, technical colleges, and institutes are also held.



Papers of meetings of University Council and Committees, course handbooks, correspondence files, curriculum material, reports, and other records that document the activities and administration of Victoria University and its predecessor institutes, from 1916 to the present.

The Archive include records documenting the teaching programs, histories, policies, and other activities of:

  • Footscray Technical School
  • Footscray Technical College
  • Footscray Institute of Technology
  • Western Institute
  • Newport College of Technical and Further Education (TAFE)
  • Footscray College of TAFE
  • Western Metropolitan College of TAFE
  • Melbourne School of Hairdressing
  • Flagstaff College of TAFE
  • Melbourne College of Decoration, and
  • Western Melbourne Institute of TAFE.

Finding aids, guides and publications

Access area

Opening times

Open Monday to Friday 9am-5pm. Access is by prior appointment with the University Archivist.

Access conditions and requirements

Advance notice of visits is required.
Access to and use of material in the Victoria University Archives complies with the University Archives access rules, and conditions associated with specific collection item and materials.


Services area

Research services

Research assistance is available. Research queries can also be made by email or telephone.

Reproduction services

Copying facilities are available.

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)
  • Education (Thematic area)
  • Geography (Thematic area)
  • Industry, Manufacturing and Commerce (Thematic area)
  • Labour (Thematic area)
  • Local Studies (Thematic area)
  • Recreation / Leisure / Sports (Thematic area)
  • Social Organisations and Activities (Thematic area)
  • Clipboard

Primary contact

PB127, Building P, Footscray Park Campus, Ballarat Road, Footscray
Melbourne, Victoria 3011