Victoria Archives and Libraries
The State Library of Victoria is Victoria's premier research library and helps family historians find their ancestors in our dedicated Genealogy Collection and unique Victorian heritage records.
Public Record Office Victoria is the archives of the State Government of Victoria which hold records from the late 1830s to today. These include indexes to passengers from inwards assisted from 1839 to 1871 and unassisted from 1852 to 1923, outward passengers from 1852 to 1901, and Wills, Probates and Administrations from 1841 to 1925. There are other records available online including education and teachers, court in quest records, insolvency, prisoners and convicts and much more.
Australia Institute of Genealogical Studies Inc. promotes and encourages the study of genealogy, heraldry, family history and allied subjects throughout Australia and to assist members and others in genealogical research.
The Genealogical Society of Victoria is conveniently located in the city offering an extensive world-wide reference library, research assistance and large bookshop.
Bendigo Regional Archive Centre is a unique partnership between Public Record Office Victoria, City of Greater Bendigo and Goldfields Library Corporation.
The Victorian Government Gazette thia archive of historic government gazettes provides access to over 160 years of official information published in and about Victoria. It contains images of every relevant page in the Victoria Government Gazette produced since 1836, as well as searchable indexes for each publication.