Location, Hours and What to Bring

RHSV Address: 239 A’Beckett Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000
Email Address: office@historyvictoria.org.au
Phone: 03 9326 9288

Opening times : Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

Please contact us with your research inquiries before you visit the RHSV in person and, if you wish to visit the RHSV to make use of our collection, please make an appointment. This will ensure that  we can confirm that we have the material you need.

Research Services 

RHSV members receive the first hour of research free-of-charge. Non-members receive the first half hour of research free-of-charge.

Please note: As a membership society, we charge for extended research and other services.

Visit and use the collection: free for RHSV members; non-members $20 per day [please contact us to make an appointment]
All extended research: $65 per hour
Image Charges: minimum $30 per low res image reproduction. There are discounts on images for members.

When visiting: In order to protect our material, only certain items such as pencils and notebooks can be taken into the library.

We provide free lockers to store your other items and bags.

Wi Fi
Free wi-fi is available within the RHSV. Ask at reception for the password.

Photocopying Fees

A4 (Black and White): 30 cents
A3 (Black and white): 50 cents
A4 (Colour): 60 cents
A3 (Colour): $1.20

Please note that copies/scans of RHSV documents are available for personal research purposes only. If you would like to use or copy any documents for publication or display purposes, permission must be sought from the RHSV.