Victoria University (VU) Archives, Melbourne

Zone d'identification



Forme autorisée du nom

Victoria University (VU) Archives, Melbourne

Forme(s) parallèle(s) du nom

Autre(s) forme(s) du nom

  • Formerly Victoria University of Technology Archives


  • Universitaire

Zone du contact


University Archivist



Adresse physique

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





Nom du pays

Code postal



03 9919 4724



Zone de description


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 [sic] in compliance with the Public Records Act 1973 and as a service to future researchers.' For further information about the history of Victoria University see

Records date from 1916 with the establishment of the Footscray Technical School. They document the University's continuing relationship and engagement with its local community.

Contexte géographique et culturel

Textes de référence

Public Records Act 1973 and Victoria University of Technology Act 1990.

Structure administrative

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

Gestion des archives courantes et intermédiaires et politiques de collecte

The VU Archives hold records that document the history, policies, administrative and educational activities and functions, mission and achievements of Victoria University and the previous institutions from which it has developed over time.



Papers of meetings of University Council and Committees, historical course handbooks, curriculum and assessment material, reports, awards, campus development documentation and regalia, etc are held in the Collection. The Archives also hold some private papers associated with University academics and other persons associated with the University and its predecessors, including schools, technical colleges and other vocational and higher education institutions.
The Archive holds records and items in formats including written and published documents, photographs, plans, audio visual material, physical items that document teaching programs, histories, policies, activities, achievements and contributions associated with:

  • 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.

Instruments de recherche, guides et publications

Zone de l'accès

Heures d'ouverture

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

Conditions d'accès et d'utilisation

Visits to the VU Archives can be arranged by prior appointment.
Access and use of material held in the Archives complies with Victoria University Archives policies and procedures, and conditions relevant to some specific collection items and materials.


Zone des services offerts

Services d'aide à la recherche

Reference and research assistance is available. Queries can be made by email or telephone.

Services de reproduction

Copying and reproduction can be arranged on request, in accordance with Access and Preservation guidelines.

Espaces publics

Some archival material may be available form time to time in the form of exhibitions and displays at other Victoria University locations and campuses.

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Règles et/ou conventions utilisées


Niveau de détail

Dates de production, de révision et de suppression

Revised 14 July 2020




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Points d'accès

  • Arts and Culture (Thematic area)
  • Éducation (Thematic area)
  • Industry, Manufacturing and Commerce (Thematic area)
  • Labour (Thematic area)
  • Local Studies (Thematic area)
  • Loisirs et sports (Thematic area)
  • Social Organisations and Activities (Thematic area)
  • Built Environment (Thematic area)
  • Genealogical (Thematic area)
  • Law and Justice (Thematic area)
  • Science and Technology (Thematic area)
  • Presse-papier

Contact principal

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