Researching places: finding Ballarat history and heritage in the archives

Event details

Events and Exhibitions

Date & time

28 May 2022

11 am to 2:30 pm


Eureka Centre Ballarat
102 Stawell Street South
Ballarat Central VIC 2250



The National Archives of Australia and Public Record Office (PROV) are coming to Ballarat as part of the Ballarat Heritage Festival. 

National Archives and PROV are pleased to present this event as part of the Ballarat Heritage Festival. In the morning you will learn how to research your home using PROV records, and in the afternoon the National Archives will share their local resources with you. Feel free to join us for all or part of the day.


11 am 

PROV presents Researching your historic home. This session will help you find Ballarat records from the Victorian Government archive, including rate records and historic plans, with a focus on uncovering information about your historic home. We will also provide tips for getting the most out of the PROV website to make your research easier.

12:30 pm


1 pm

National Archives presents Historical Ballarat: Heritage and local history resources at the National Archives. Did you know the NAA also holds fascinating records relating to the history of local communities and historic sites? This session will showcase some of the many items in the national archival collection which document Ballarat’s local history and heritage including building plans, photographs, post office history records and colonial militia records.

2:30 pm


Accessibility information

Ramps are located throughout the building to ensure easy access to all areas of the Eureka Centre. Toilets with wheelchair access and infant change table are available. The Stawell Street South side of the building is recommended for people requiring accessible parking. There are three accessible car parking spots near the main entrance. Wheelchairs are available and can be reserved before your visit by phoning 03 5333 0333 or emailing