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BRAC's primary function is as a repository for Public Record Office Victoria collections which were created in the north-west district of Victoria.


We are able to fetch records to support your research, provide advice about the collection, and address short, specific enquiries for people unable to visit the Reading Room. A number of Guides are available to support you to use our collection for researching ancestors, individuals, houses and local histories - CLICK HERE. Staff are always available to help you in the Reading Room too.


For all other enquiries, we recommend the following resources:

Significant research - if you need to use our collection for research but are unable to visit the Reading Room, there are a number of Private Search Agents who are able to undertake research at BRAC on your behalf - the listing can be found HERE on the PROV website. 

PROV records at North Melbourne

Records at North Melbourne are not able to be delivered to the Bendigo Reading Room; if you are unable to visit yourself, you can use a Private Search Agent or order a copy of the record from PROV.

Queries on PROV records and collections not held at BRAC

Contact PROV using their enquiry form, try the FAQ section or refer to their general contact detailsThe phone number for the Victorian Archives Centre at North Melbourne is 03 9348 5600.

Land titles

Visit the LandData site to access these records

Family history enquiries

Contact the genealogy or historical society local to your area of interest


Contact the library local to your area of interest or visit the State Library of Victoria's MacArthur Gallery.


Contact the historical society or library local to your area or interest, or search PROV's catalogue for relevant photo collections (housed at the North Melbourne repository).

Local history books

Contact the historical society or library local to your area or interest

A list of helpful links for various groups and libraries in our eight catchment areas can be found HERE.


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