Victorian Archives Centre | Public Record Office Victoria
Public Record Office Victoria is the archives of the State Government of Victoria.
We hold records from the European settlement of Port Phillip district in the mid-1830s to today.
PROV manages these records for use by both the government and people of Victoria. As the archival authority for the State of Victoria, PROV undertakes a number of interrelated activities:
Records - caring for and providing access to a vast and valuable collection of Victorian government records that date back to the establishment of permanent government services. Most forms of access to our collection are free, and include our Reading Rooms, publications, and physical and online exhibitions.
Standards - helping people in the Victorian government create and keep better records through the development of recordkeeping standards.
Training and Advice - promoting record keeping standards and assisting government agencies to achieve compliance with them.
Through these activities, and by ensuring all Victorian people have ready access, understanding and appreciation of the State's records, PROV accomplishes its mission in assisting Victorians to have an open and accountable state government.
Victorian Archives Centre
Visit us at the Victorian Archives Centre at 99 Shiel Street North Melbourne, Monday to Friday 10am to 4:30pm (excluding public holidays) and the second and last Saturday of every month.
We are close to public transport and our facilities include free wireless, on-site parking, bike racks, gallery and seating area where you can bring your own lunch. Information on building accessibility can be found here.
The Archives Gallery features new exhibitions every four months. Visit our Public Exhibitions page for more information on the current exhibition on display.
Refreshments: There are shops and cafes in nearby Melrose Street and Canning Street. You can also bring your own refreshments to enjoy in our foyer/seating space or make use of our vending machine for a quick snack.
❊ What's On ❊
❊ Address & Contact ❊
⊜ 99 Shiel Street North Melbourne | Map
✆ 9348 5600
❊ Web Links ❊
→ Victorian Archives Centre | Public Record Office Victoria
❊ Also See... ❊
→ First Peoples and the Gold Rush
→ Melbourne Archive in UN World Register
→ Melbourne's history on display at Old Treasury Building
→ Wayward Women?
→ Disclaimer: Check with the venue before making plans...
Drive-In Movie Club
Drive-In Immersive Cinema Nights Are Coming to Melbourne Put together by our friends at Hot Tub Cinema, a string of family-friendly, social distancing-safe, drive-in ..
Things to see, hear & do this weekend
Make the most of your weekend in Melbourne with these fabulous events. No city does it better than Melbourne, so get out and discover the very best shows, festivals, ..