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Government

The Library partners with a range of government areas on projects ranging from literacy to genealogy and Victorian historical research materials.

FUSE

FUSE is the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development's (DEECD) interactive website portal, designed to give Victorian schools unprecedented access to interactive, safe, high-quality digital content; essentially, it is a library of educational resources.

The Library has been engaged by DEECD both to develop compelling and innovative content and to manage multiple partners in the development and evaluation of that new content.

Find out more about FUSE.

Young Readers Program

The Young Readers Program is a partnership between the State Library of Victoria, the Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development and the Municipal Association of Victoria.

Part of the A$2.1 million Victorian Government initiative to encourage Victorian families and caregivers to read to their children, this program brings together maternal & child health nurses, early childhood workers and Victorian public librarians to promote the pleasure of reading with children.

Family History Feast

Family History Feast is a day of free information sessions for family history researchers at the State Library of Victoria. It is held annually during National Family History Week and includes the Victorian Association of Family History Organisations (VAFHO) Don Grant Lecture.

The event is organised jointly by the Public Record Office Victoria, National Archives of Australia (Victorian office), Victorian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, the Immigration Museum and the State Library of Victoria.

Boys, Blokes, Books & Bytes program

Boys, Blokes, Books & Bytes is a program designed to make reading enjoyable and meaningful for adolescent boys. Developed by the State Library's Centre for Youth Literature in partnership with the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, this program brings together teenage boys, schools, families and the community within their public library to share stories and engage in reading.

Visit the Boys, Blokes, Books & Bytes blog or download the toolkit.

Victoria Government Gazette

A collaborative project between the State Library of Victoria, Land Victoria and the Office of the Chief Parliamentary Counsel, the Victoria Government Gazette 1836–1997 online archive provides access to over 160 years of official information published in and about Victoria.

First published in the earliest days of the colony, the Victoria Government Gazette documents the official notifications of government decisions and legal actions for other governments, government agencies and the general public.

The website builds on the results of a significant digitisation program by Land Victoria. The State Library of Victoria completed the digitisation work and has made available the complete set of gazettes from 1836 to 1997.

Gazettes published by the Office of the Chief Parliamentary Counsel from 1998 to the present are available in PDF from the Recent Gazettes web page.

Victorian historic publications digitisation project

The Victorian publications digitisation project is a collaborative project that provides online access to unique and important publications from the state's history, in celebration of the 175th anniversary of European settlement in Victoria.

It is funded by the Department of Premier and Cabinet and allows the Library to digitise the Football record, in conjunction with the AFL and Slattery Media; the Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria (in conjunction with the RSV); and the Royal Historical Society of Victoria Journal (in conjunction with the RSHV).