Victorian Archives Centre

Public Record Office Victoria

Address: 99 Shiel Street, North Melbourne, Victoria 3051

Phone: 03 9348 5600  |  Freecall: 1800 657 452  |  Fax: 03 9348 5656  


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 1830s 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.

Every year thousands of people visit Public Record Office Victoria located at the Victorian Archives Centre, in North Melbourne and the Ballarat Archives Centre to research immigration, family and local history or to find intriguing information about government relations with the people of Victoria.

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 100kms 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.

Content: Public Record Office Victoria


This is a free attraction.


  • Bicycle rack
  • Café
  • Car park
  • Conference/convention facilities
  • Access without assistance for the disabled
  • Parking for the disabled
  • Lockers
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Public toilet

Disabled access

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