Victorian Archives Centre

The Victorian Archives Centre is the home of Public Record Office Victoria and the National Archives of Australia, housing 100kms of records dating from the 1830s right up to the present day. We are open Monday to Friday 10am to 4.30pm and the second and last Saturday of every month. We’re close to public transport and our facilities include free wireless, on-site parking, bike racks, gallery and cafe.

The centre is wheelchair accessible with lifts, disabled parking and toilets.

There are many ways to visit us at the Victorian Archives Centre.

If travelling by tram:
Route 57: City to West Maribyrnong from Elizabeth Street via Victoria, Errol, Queensberry and Abbotsford Streets. Closest stop No. 16 at Haines Street.
Route 55: Domain Interchange to West Coburg from William Street via Flemington Road. Closest stop No. 19 at Abbotsford Street.
Route 59: City to Airport West from Elizabeth Street via Flemington Road. Closest stop No. 19 at Abbotsford Street.

If travelling by train:
North Melbourne station or Macaulay station.

If travelling by bus:
Route 402: East Melbourne to Footscray from terminus opposite St Vincent’s Hospital (Victoria Parade) via Rathdowne and Shiel Street. Closest stop Canning Street just south of the intersection with Shiel Street. Buses run every 10 minutes between 6.00am and 7.00pm.

Melway ref: 2A E6, 43 C3
Two-hour street parking at Shiel Street entrance.

Free all day off-street carpark at 112 Macaulay Road, North Melbourne (opposite the football ground).

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Writing Family Histories

Archiving Living Writers

25 August – 3 September