Visit us

Opening Hours

We are currently only open to researchers and volunteers with appointments, which are available in December on Mondays 6-10pm, and Wednesdays 10:30am-4pm and 6-10pm. Our last access day of the year will be Wednesday 22 December and we will re-open on Monday 17 January. We plan to extend our access hours in 2022.

Please contact us via email to confirm an appointment and the material you wish to access, or to discuss alternative days if you are unable to access on these days:


The Reading Room and the Pride Centre are open to anyone who is fully vaccinated against Covid-19 or medically exempt from vaccination. You will need to check in and show your vaccination status at both VPC reception and at the Reading Room. We also ask you to sign the AQuA visitors’ book when you arrive.

AQuA is located on the mezzanine level at the rear of the Pride Centre.  For lift access choose level ‘M’.

All visitors are expected to abide by our Code of Conduct and Collection handling policy.

Preparing for your research visit

Please review our collection holdings to identify material you wish to view and contact us by email a week in advance to confirm availability of material prior to your visit. This allows time for any offsite material to be brought onsite for your visit. If material is in a non-preservation format (e.g. 8mm film), it can only be accessed subject to digitisation on a cost-recovery charge to the researcher. Please note that some of our holdings are unprocessed. If you have a research enquiry please ask whether we have additional uncatalogued holdings within your research area prior to your visit.

Users of the collection will need to complete an Access Agreement, which covers researcher responsibilities in using the collection.

Reading Room facilities

WiFi is available and researchers may bring laptops and digital cameras. A photocopier is available, with a small charge per page. Information on high resolution digital reproduction costs is available in our Schedule of Fees. Standard copyright restrictions apply to our holdings.

Street Address

79-81 Fitzroy Street
St Kilda, VIC 3182

Getting here


  • 16 to Cotham Rd / Glenferrie Rd. Alight at stop 133 Canterbury Rd. / Fitzroy St.
  • 96 to St Kilda Beach. Alight at stop 133 Canterbury Road / Fitzroy St.
  • 12 to Fitzroy St / Park St. Alight at stop 143-Fitzroy St/Park St (St Kilda).
  • 5 to Burke Rd / Wattletree Rd/. Alight at stop 30 St Kilda Junction / St Kilda Rd and walk 15 minutes.
  • 67 to Carnegie. Alight at stop 30 St Kilda Junction / St Kilda Rd and walk 15 minutes.


  • 246 Clifton Hill Interchange and Elsternwick Station. Alight at St Kilda Junction / St Kilda Rd or St Kilda Junction / Barkly St stop and walk 15 minutes.
  • 606 Elsternwick Station – Fishermans Bend. Alight at the Fitzroy St / Park St stop.
  • 922 Southland SC – St Kilda Station. Alight at the St. Kilda Station / Fitzroy St stop.


  • On-street and undercover parking is available on and around Fitzroy St. Parking fees and restrictions apply