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Victorian Probate, Inquests and the Melbourne Hospital Records

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 The GSV will obtain copies of these documents from the Public Record Office Victoria (PROV):

  • Victorian probate papers 1841-2009 (Indexes to 2009 and images to 1925 are available free online on PROV website)
  • Victorian inquest papers 1840-1985
  • The Melbourne hospital records, only those entries indexed in the Genealogical Index of Names (GIN)


If you do not provide accurate reference details, this service only includes minimal searching of published indexes for the Probate or Inquest - there is no refund if the document cannot be found. If in doubt you should consider a Quick lookup [available for Members and Non-Members]. Documents are sent as digital copies to you by email [included as part of this fee]. If prints are required, an invoice for photocopies at 65 cents per page and postage will be sent.

Cost: Members $50                                       Non-members $75


  1. Pay for research request: Members OR Non-Members 
  2. Submit your PROV Probate
  3. or Inquest Documents Form
  4. or Melbourne Hospital Records Form
  5. Alternatively post, or deliver in person

Date last updated: 01 February 2020 @ 16:24