Public Record Office Victoria holds many record series which visually document transportation in Victoria. These cover a wide range of topics relating to transport: roads, rail, trams, buses, shipping, ports and airports.
We have extensive collections of tram and railway photographs which cover pretty much every part of Victoria.
What do I need to know before I start?
Select a more specific topic relating to roads and bridges that you are interested in researching from the list of options below.
To search these visual records, including the photograph collections, you only need your curiosity and some keywords.
View online or at the Reading Room?
Look for the icons below to identify if records are viewable online (mouse over globe) or need to be ordered online and then viewed at our Reading Rooms (open book):
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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