Information and resources available at the public records office of Victoria in Australia.

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Address of the Public Records Office of Victoria:

PO Box 2100,

North Melbourne,

VIC 3051,

Phone Number: +61 3 9348 5600


Public Record Office Victoria is the documentation of the State Government of Victoria. We grasp roughly 100kms of records from the mid-1830s to today, which we administer for make use of by the Government and people of Victoria.

The Collection includes reminiscences of events and decisions enormous and minute that have wrought the history of the Colony and State of Victoria, as well as proceedings of immigration and shipping, criminal trials and prisons, premiers and governors, royal commissions, boards of inquiry, wills and probates and further.

Established under the Public Records Act 1973, Public Record Office Victoria’s aims as set out in the Act are:


  • Issue standards modifiable of the making, maintaining and securing of public records together with the assortment and disposal of public records not worthy of preservation
  • Counsel and help out agencies in achieving observance with issued standards
  • Conserve public account of permanent value as the state annals
  • Make sure that the records are reachable to the Government and the people of Victoria.

The Public Records Act 1973 also recognized the Public Records Advisory Council to advise the Minister on administration of the Act and to promote co-operation sandwiched between Public Record Office Victoria and other government agencies.

Public Record Office Victoria is an organization of Arts Victoria in the Department of Premier and Cabinet.


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