Victorian immigration and emigration

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

Outward passengers

The following resources can be used to search passengers departing from Victorian ports:

1924 onwards

The National Archives' Melbourne branch holds outwards ships passenger lists for the ports of Melbourne, Geelong and Portland. For outwards passenger lists, you will need to search the original records (no index available), which is only feasible if you know the date of departure, name of ship and port of departure.

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