Last updated:

December 22, 2023

Public Record Office Victoria holds a wide variety of photographic images showcasing the magnificent history of our State.

NEWS: You can search the digitised photographic series listed below on a new combined search interface for ease of access. Try our new photo search page

OR click on tiles below to search individual series, or try our non-digitised photographic collections page to order some to view. You can view photos already digitised by simply filtering by 'online' on the catalogue results page. 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 you can do this through the ordering process and the cost will be displayed for you or a quote sent to you by email. 

Melbourne 1956 Olympics

A black and white photo of two women hugging at the 1956 Olympic games

Record Series Numbers (VPRS): 10742

Public Transport Photo Collection

Black and white photo, old tram

Record Series Numbers (VPRS): 12800, 12903

Digitised photographs of schools & other education buildings

Black and white photo of an old school building

Record Series Number (VPRS): 1396, 14517, 10516 - covering the years 1890-1967

Non digitised photo collections

Black and white photo of a river port

Order these collections to view in our reading room

Country Roads Board photographic collection

black and white image of men with horse and cart walking through muddy track in the bush

Record Series Number (VPRS): 17684

Melbourne Harbour Trust Photographs 1870s-1983

B&W image steamer tug 1886 VPRS 8357 P1 73

Series Number (VPRS): 8357, 8359, 8362

Government Building Photos 1926 to 1965

B7W image of Box VPRS  Hill Girls Tech School 1930s

Series Number (VPRS): 10516

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