There are many Victorian government records in our collection that contain information about people and places relevant to your family or local history research.
We have listed below the most commonly requested records for discovering people and places in Victoria, Australia.
What do I need to know before I start?
Your search will be enhanced by having some idea about the people you wish to search for, the places that they may have lived, and the time period that they may have lived there.
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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
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PROV provides advice to researchers wishing to access, publish or re-use records about Aboriginal Peoples