Series VPRS 15248
Registered Premises Register (GRS 1193)
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Date Range: Series 1912 - 1995
  Series in Custody 1912 - 1995
  Contents 1912 - 1995
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1912 - 1993 Geelong (Town 1849-1910; City 1910-1993) VA 2431
1993 - 1995 Greater Geelong (City 1993-ct) VA 3149
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1993 - cont Greater Geelong (City 1993-ct) VA 3149
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  • How to use the Records
    These records are not available at Public Record Office and are available through the Geelong Heritage Centre, 51 Little Malop Street, Geelong.

    These records have been serialised as part of the PROV Distributed Network Place of Deposit program. Geelong Heritage Centre has been approved as a Place of Deposit for permanent value municipal records for the region under s14 of the Public Records Act 1973.

    The system of arrangement varies between items - see Recordkeeping System section for details. Refer to the Accession Consignment List to identify items of interest.

  • Function / Content
    These volumes, which are commonly known as "health registers", provide a record of the registration of all properties and businesses required to be registered under the Health Act of 1919 (no. 3041) and subsequent legislation including the Health Act of 1958 (no. 6270). Under this legislation a range of enterprises including food premises, eating houses, apartment houses, dairies, boarding houses, hairdressers' shops, beauty parlous and enterprises deemed to be "offensive trades" were required to be registered annually by the municipal council. The proprietor was required to apply for registration and pay a registration fee which was stipulated in regulations drawn up under the health acts. The local council could, if it chose to, inspect the premises and order any improvements to be made before it granted registration.

    Local Government Act 1903 (By-Law No 77) applies to Item 1. The relevant legislative requirement for item 9 is the Meat Transport Vehicles Regulations 1963 Form C. In relation to items 11-13 each entry usually gives details of the date of application for registration, name of the proprietor, whether the proprietor is the owner, occupier or both, the specific purpose for which the premises are used, the address, date registration is granted, details of the transfer of registration to another proprietor and the address of the proprietor. A registration number also appears. These numbers are not sequential within the registers, nor do they reflect the date order in which the applications were received.

    Proprietors were required to apply for registration each year. As the registration dates indicate, registration was usually approved in October, November and December ad was then effective for the following calendar year.


    These records have been identified as permanent under section 12.3.1 of the Public Record Office's General Disposal Schedule for Local Government Records (PROS 98/01 Version 2002).

  • Recordkeeping System
    Items 1-7 are arranged in chronological order. There is no apparent system of arrangement for items 8-10. Items 11-13 are arranged alphabetically by street name and then in chronological order by the date of registration. Entries in Item 14 are arranged in registration number order.

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