Public Record Office
Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) is the archives of the State Government of Victoria. We hold approximately 100kms of records from the mid 1830s to today, which we manage for use by the Government and people of Victoria.
The Collection includes memories of events and decisions, both great and small, that have shaped the history of the Colony and State of Victoria, as well as records of immigration and shipping, criminal trials and prisons, premiers and governors, royal commissions, boards of inquiry, wills and probates and more.
As part of its public outreach program, PROV produces print and online publications that provide advice on accessing the state archival collection and which interpret the contents of the collection to various audiences.