A list of these archives can found on this National Archives of Australia Fact sheet.
For further information on tracing your ancestors on pre 1923 passenger lists see our article on Missing ancestors.
National Archives of Australia (NAA) is the central repository for Australian Commonwealth Government records and holds information on immigration, naturalisation and military service, as well as post 1923 passenger lists to Victoria.
Immigration Discovery Centre The Immigration Discovery Centre (IDC) offers a range of information about immigration and immigrant communities in Victoria, immigrant travel and starting your family history research.
It is important to note that only a small percentage of the material archived by the NAA can be found online.
If you cannot find the records which you are seeking, please contact the NAA directly through their Making Australia Home project.
To Access pre 1923 passenger list indexes: If your ancestor came to another state in Australia prior to 1923, you will need to access the records of that state.
Some initial steps for unearthing your family history online are described below.
The Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) holds records from the beginnings of colonial Victoria in the mid-1830s until today, including pre-1923 passenger lists to Victoria.