Public Record Office Victoria

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Public Record Office Victoria holds a vast array of records created by Victorian Government departments and authorities including the State’s courts, local councils, schools, public hospitals and other public offices.

The records date from the establishment of the Port Phillip District in the mid 1830’s right through to today and include information relating to areas of activity managed or regulated by government such as the administration of justice, immigration, health and welfare, land, education, Indigenous communities, planning, transport, and resource management.

Visitors have the opportunity to view fascinating exhibitions and displays of original public records and items in Public Record Office Victoria’s collection and participate in tours of the Victorian Archives Centre, which include the exhibition spaces, reading room and repository where almost 100 kilometres of original Victorian government records are archived.

Public Record Office Victoria also offers a range of seminars, workshops and talks on a variety of topics related to important records that form a part of your history.


Cafe Carpark Conference/Convention Facilities Disabled access available Free Wifi History & Heritage Lockers Non Smoking Public Toilet


Free Entry

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