There are thousands of interesting records within the Victorian government archive (Public Record Office Victoria). If you are new to archival research we suggest starting at the Where To Start page, this will answer the most basic questions.
Creating an account and starting your research journey
How to research PROV's collection
Search the collection via these simple topic guides
Online publications to help with your research
PROV's free online exhibitions
Digitised and non-digitised photographic collections
Accessing raw search data
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