Who can assist me?

There are a number of organisations in Victoria which can provide information and support to community heritage groups and individuals about preserving their collections.


Information and training

Museum Australia (Victoria) provides advice and training to volunteers and professionals in museums across Victoria. It also has a series of information sheets which offer advice about conservation, storage and cataloguing.

The Royal Historical Society of Victoria provides support and resources for local historical societies and community museums.

The Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) Archival Support program provides training in the preservation of records, records management and digitisation.

The Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material website provides information about the conservation of objects as diverse as furniture, photographs, costume and glass.

The Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation (CCMC)at the University of Melbourne provides conservation services and advice, including preventive care of collections and conservation treatments.

Grants and funding

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning maintains a list of funding sources for heritage conservation.

The Local History Grants Program (LHGP) supports projects that preserve, record or publish Victorian local history. The program is administered by the Public Record Office of Victoria (PROV).

The Community Heritage Grants Program is run by the National Library of Australia and aims to preserve and provide access to nationally significant Australian cultural heritage material held by community groups.

The Saluting Their Service commemorations grants program is run by the Commonwealth Department of Veterans' Affairs. It supports heritage projects and other activities which directly commemorate Australia's servicemen and women who served in wars, conflicts and peace operations.

Victoria's Heritage Grants Program, run by Heritage Victoria, funds the repair, documentation and interpretation of public heritage places and objects with recognised heritage values.

The Victorian Government's Restoring Community War Memorials grants program supports communities in Victoria to ensure local war memorials and honour rolls are restored to their original condition or enhanced to reflect local communities' service history.

Last updated on Wednesday, 30 August 2017