PROV holds a variety of records relating to the establishment and operation of Victorian State Schools. The collection includes plans and photographs of school buildings and correspondence files about many government schools.

What do I need to know before I start?

The school name and number. Public schools in Victoria each have their own number. A school’s number remains the same, even if its name changes.

If you don’t know a school’s number, search the index to school numbers.

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Record Series Number (VPRS): 8796, 8797, 9512, 8800, 8798, 8799, 8801
Record Series Number (VPRS): 795, 3916, 9513, 3851, 3852, 3853, 3854, 796, 640
Record Series Number (VPRS): 11461
Record Series Number (VPRS): 11388
Record Series Numbers (VPRS): 11447
1906-1996 Record Series Number (VPRS):10300
Record Series Number (VPRS): 3686, 3821, 11519, 5344