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Public Record Office Victoria actively collaborates with a range of partners in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors to improve recordkeeping and access to public records.


Digitisation partners


Making records more accessible

Open data

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Australian National Data Service and Trove

Archival networks


Ballarat Collections Network

Recordkeeping Management Network


Government recordkeepers


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Old Treasury Building

Regional archives

Ballarat rate books

Centre locations, news and information

Material in the Public Record Office Victoria archival collection contains words and descriptions that reflect attitudes and government policies at different times which may be insensitive and upsetting

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples should be aware the collection and website may contain images, voices and names of deceased persons.

PROV provides advice to researchers wishing to access, publish or re-use records about Aboriginal Peoples