Public Record Office Victoria holds a wide variety of photographic images showcasing the magnificent history of our State. Click on tiles below to search, or try our non-digitised photographic collections page to order some to view. Check out the flickr albums for samples of our photo collections. If you would like to order a high-resolution copy of any image you find, note down the image citation details and order a copy of an image via this order form. There is a charge for this service.
Melbourne 1956 Olympics
Record Series Numbers (VPRS): 10742
Public Transport Photo Collection
Record Series Numbers (VPRS): 12800, 12903
Digitised photographs of schools & other education buildings
Record Series Number (VPRS): 1396, 14517, 10516 - covering the years 1890-1967
Non digitised photo collections
Order these collections to view in our reading room
Country Roads Board photographic collection
Record Series Number (VPRS): 17684
Melbourne Harbour Trust Photographs 1870s-1983
Series Number (VPRS): 8357
Government Building Photos 1926 to 1965
Series Number (VPRS): 10516
Publication Branch Photographs, Dept Education
Series Number (VPRS): 14517
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples should be aware the collection and website may contain images, voices and names of deceased persons.
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.
PROV provides advice to researchers wishing to access, publish or re-use records about Aboriginal Peoples.