Our Background

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Bendigo Regional Archives Centre (BRAC) was established on 24 October 2007 so that a regional archives service could run in the Goldfields area.

This was made possible by a partnership between three member parties:

  • Goldfields Library Corporation (GLC)
  • Public Record Office Victoria (PROV)
  • City of Greater Bendigo (CoGB)

BRAC is a ‘Place of Deposit’ (POD).  Places of Deposit are historical centres that preserve local public records, in our case the Bendigo region.

BRAC was made possible through a $1.3 million grant from the State Government Regional Infrastructure Development Fund.  This has funded:

  • building a BRAC repository at the library for many of the BRAC historical archives
  • a fully serviced public area to access BRAC records upstairs at the Bendigo Library
  • an off-site archives; a large storage facility to house the greater part of the BRAC archives at Nolan Street in North Bendigo

BRAC has now been serving researchers for 5 years and employs two part time staff in order to be open to the public on Wednesdays and Thursdays.