Victorian immigration and emigration

Find passenger lists and other records of migrants arriving in and leaving Victoria.

Crew lists

The following resources are available in Library's Newspapers & Family History Reading Rooms. Please note: In some cases, crew members (particularly captains) are recorded on early ships' passenger lists. Search the indexes listed in the assisted and unassisted migrants tabs to see if the name of the crew member is included.

The Public Record Office Victoria holds many records that can be used for researching crew members. Please see the PROV guide Transport – ships’ crew for more information.

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