Victorian Genealogy

Finding People and Places in Victoria, Australia.

 


Rate Records (A-Z)

 

Also see Rate Records by Region.

Also see Local Government.

 

OVERVIEW

Local government in Victoria began in 1841. There were cities, boroughs, town and municipal district councils. There were local road boards for rural areas. The road boards amalgamated into shires. There has been much redrawing of municipal boundaries. In 1915 the state government forced the amalgamation of municipal entities whose rate base was too low. In 1994 the state government forced the amalgamation of many municipal entities. In order to find the municipal entity for the time period in question may involve looking at the history of municipal entities for the area.

Rate records may be found still with the local government council or their archives. They may be found in local libraries, historical or genealogical societies. Other repositories include Public Record Office Victoria (North Melbourne and Ballarat), Bendigo Regional Archives Centre, Geelong Historical Records Centre, State Library of Victoria and the Genealogical Society of Victoria. FamilySearch has digitized many rate records; some may only be viewed at Family History Centres or FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries.

Rates are taxes charged by the local government for the provision of municipal services. Rate records may include names, addresses and occupations of occupiers, the names and addresses of owners, description and situation of the rateable property (this may include the size and location of the land, types of buildings, type of construction and number of rooms of the buildings) and the amounts of rates due and paid.

Other types of rates include water rates, sanitary rates and railway construction trust rates.

 

PROPERTY RATE RECORDS

A-B


ARARAT

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - MUNICIPAL DISTRICT AND BOROUGH OF ARARAT RATE RECORDS 1858-1930 (VPRS 12992)

https://beta.prov.vic.gov.au/collection/VPRS12992

 

FAMILYSEARCH - BOROUGH OF ARARAT RATE BOOKS 1858-1869,1880-1892,1895-1906,1908-1925

They have been digitized. Original records at the Ararat Genealogical Society, Ararat.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/548767?availability=Family%20History%20Library

 

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - ROAD DISTRICT AND SHIRE OF ARARAT RATE RECORDS 1861-1930 (VPRS 15206)

https://beta.prov.vic.gov.au/collection/VPRS15206

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - SHIRE OF ARARAT VALUATION BOOKS 1880-1901 (VPRS 15277)

https://beta.prov.vic.gov.au/collection/VPRS15277

 

FAMILYSEARCH - SHIRE OF ARARAT RATE BOOKS 1862-1966

They have been digitized. Original records at the Shire offices, Ararat.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/591088?availability=Family%20History%20Library

 

AVOCA

FAMILYSEARCH - SHIRE OF AVOCA RATE BOOKS 1862-1863, 1865,1885-1925

They have been digitized. Original records housed at the Shire Offices in Avoca.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/629411?availability=Family%20History%20Library

 

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - SHIRE OF AVOCA RATE RECORDS 1864-1930 (VPRS 12301)

https://beta.prov.vic.gov.au/collection/VPRS12301

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - SHIRE OF AVOCA VALUATION BOOKS NORTH RIDING 1872-1877 (VPRS 568)

https://beta.prov.vic.gov.au/collection/VPRS568

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - SHIRE OF AVOCA VALUATION BOOKS WEST RIDING 1872-1876 (VPRS 3220)

https://beta.prov.vic.gov.au/collection/VPRS3220

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - SHIRE OF AVOCA VALUATION BOOKS SOUTH RIDING 1874, 1876-1877 (VPRS 3221)

https://beta.prov.vic.gov.au/collection/VPRS3221

 

BACCHUS MARSH AND MADDINGLEY

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - ROAD DISTRICT OF BACCHUS MARSH AND MADDINGLEY, SHIRE OF BACCHUS MARSH RATE RECORDS 1863-1930 (VPRS 13037)

https://beta.prov.vic.gov.au/collection/VPRS13037

 

BALLAN

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - BALLAN ROAD DISTRICT, SHIRE OF BALLAN RATE BOOKS 1863-1930 (VPRS 5557)

https://beta.prov.vic.gov.au/collection/VPRS5557

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - SHIRE OF BALLAN VALUATION BOOKS 1890-1930 (VPRS 5563)

https://beta.prov.vic.gov.au/collection/VPRS5563

 

BALLARAT

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - MUNICIPAL DISTRICT AND BOROUGH OF BALLARAT RATE ASSESSMENT BOOKS 1856-1864, 1864-1869 (VPRS 7260)

https://beta.prov.vic.gov.au/collection/VPRS7260

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - BOROUGH AND CITY OF BALLARAT GENERAL RATE BOOKS 1863-1930 (VPRS 7243)

https://beta.prov.vic.gov.au/collection/VPRS7243

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - BOROUGH AND CITY OF BALLARAT RATE PAYMENT LEDGERS 1863-1870, 1872-1901 (VPRS 7263)

https://beta.prov.vic.gov.au/collection/VPRS7263

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - BOROUGH AND CITY OF BALLARAT RATE VALUATION BOOKS 1871-1902, 1865-1870, 1882-1882 (VPRS 7265)

https://beta.prov.vic.gov.au/collection/VPRS7265

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - BOROUGH AND CITY OF BALLARAT SPECIAL RATE BOOKS 1868-1883 (VPRS 7298)

https://beta.prov.vic.gov.au/collection/VPRS7298

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - BOROUGH OF BALLARAT EAST SPECIAL RATE PAYMENT LEDGERS 1868-1869 (VPRS 7300)

https://beta.prov.vic.gov.au/collection/VPRS7300

 

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - SHIRE OF BALLARAT RATE BOOKS 1864-1930 (VPRS 13004)

https://beta.prov.vic.gov.au/collection/VPRS13004

 

BALLARAT EAST

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - MUNICIPAL DISTRICT AND BOROUGH OF BALLARAT EAST RATE PAYMENT LEDGERS 1859-1872 (VPRS 7266)

https://beta.prov.vic.gov.au/collection/VPRS7266

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - TOWN OF BALLARAT EAST GENERAL RATE BOOKS 1872-1921 (VPRS 7258)

https://beta.prov.vic.gov.au/collection/VPRS7258

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - BOROUGH AND TOWN OF BALLARAT EAST RATE VALUATION BOOKS 1865-1906 (VPRS 7299)

https://beta.prov.vic.gov.au/collection/VPRS7299

 

BANNOCKBURN


FAMILYSEARCH - SHIRE OF BANNOCKBURN RATE BOOKS 1876-1911, 1919-1938

These have been digitized. Original records housed at the Geelong Historical Records Centre.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/552777?availability=Family%20History%20Library

 

BARRABOOL


FAMILYSEARCH - SHIRE OF BARRABOOL RATE BOOKS 1871-1937

These have been digitized. Original records housed at the Geelong Historical Records Centre.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/552580?availability=Family%20History%20Library


BEECHWORTH

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - BOROUGH OF BEECHWORTH RATE RECORDS 1856-1860 (VPRS 16655)

These have been digitized.

http://access.prov.vic.gov.au/public/component/daPublicBaseContainer?component=daViewConsignment&breadcrumbPath=Home/Access%20the%20Collection/Browse%20The%20Collection/Consignment%20Details&entityId=16655&consignment=P0002

 

BENDIGO

GOLDFIELDS LIBRARIES - CITY OF SANDHURST RATE BOOK INDEX 1856-1903

Rate Books are searchable by owner name, rate payer name and year.

http://glcrates.ncgrl.vic.gov.au/

 

BORUNG

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - SHIRE OF BORUNG 1892-1926 (VPRS 14470)

https://beta.prov.vic.gov.au/collection/VPRS14470

 

BOX HILL

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - CITY OF BOX HILL RATE RECORDS 1936-1947 (VPRS 9553)

These have been digitized.

http://access.prov.vic.gov.au/public/component/daPublicBaseContainer?component=daViewConsignment&breadcrumbPath=Home/Access%20the%20Collection/Browse%20The%20Collection/Consignment%20Details&entityId=9553&consignment=P0002

 
BRIGHTON

ANCESTRY - VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA, RATE BOOKS, 1855-1963

This includes Melbourne suburban council records. These are searchable both by occupier and owner. The following local council rate records are included:

These have been digitized and they are all searchable.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=60706

 

BROADMEADOWS

ANCESTRY - VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA, RATE BOOKS, 1855-1963

This includes Melbourne suburban council records. These are searchable both by occupier and owner. The following local council rate records are included:

These have been digitized and they are all searchable.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=60706

 
BROWN'S AND SCARSDALE

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - BOROUGH OF BROWN'S AND SCARSDALE RATE BOOKS 1913-1915 (VPRS 6913)

https://beta.prov.vic.gov.au/collection/VPRS6913

 
BUNGAREE

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - SHIRE OF BUNGAREE 1925-1930 (VPRS 16688)

https://beta.prov.vic.gov.au/collection/VPRS16688

 

BUNINYONG

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - ROAD DISTRICT AND SHIRE OF BUNINYONG RATE BOOKS 1863-1954 (VPRS 13490)

https://beta.prov.vic.gov.au/collection/VPRS13490

 

C-F

 

CAMBERWELL

ANCESTRY - CAMBERWELL AND WAVERLEY, AUSTRALIA, RATE BOOKS 1857-1927

These have been digitized and they are searchable.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=60707

 

CARLTON

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - CITY OF MELBOURNE RATE RECORDS 1861-1974 NOT INCLUDING 1864-1865 (VPRS 5708 P9)

These have been digitized. The City of Melbourne includes Carlton. It also included North Melbourne, Flemington and Kensington from 1905 (Hopetoun Ward).

http://access.prov.vic.gov.au/public/component/daPublicBaseContainer?component=daViewConsignment&breadcrumbPath=Home/Access%20the%20Collection/Browse%20The%20Collection/Consignment%20Details&entityId=5708&consignment=P0009

 
CASTLEMAINE AND MALDON

FAMILYSEARCH - RATE BOOKS 1863, 1865-1871

These have been digitized. Original records in possession of Mr. M. J. Blume, Castlemaine.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/204665?availability=Family%20History%20Library

 
CAULFIELD

ANCESTRY - VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA, RATE BOOKS, 1855-1963

This includes Melbourne suburban council records. These are searchable both by occupier and owner. The following local council rate records are included:

These have been digitized and they are all searchable.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=60706

 

COBURG

ANCESTRY - VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA, RATE BOOKS, 1855-1963

This includes Melbourne suburban council records. These are searchable both by occupier and owner. The following local council rate records are included:

These have been digitized and they are all searchable.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=60706

 

COHUNA

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - COHUNA RATE BOOKS 1922-1932 (VPRS 7181)

https://beta.prov.vic.gov.au/collection/VPRS7181

 

COLLINGWOOD

ANCESTRY - VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA, RATE BOOKS, 1855-1963

This includes Melbourne suburban council records. These are searchable both by occupier and owner. The following local council rate records are included:

These have been digitized and they are all searchable.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=60706

 

CONNEWARRE


FAMILYSEARCH - ROAD DISTRICT OF CONNEWARRE RATE BOOKS 1863-1875

These have been digitized. Original records housed at the Geelong Historical Records Centre.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/551260?availability=Family%20History%20Library


CRESWICK

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - BOROUGH OF CRESWICK VALUATION BOOKS 1884, 1888, 1892 (VPRS 3760)

https://beta.prov.vic.gov.au/collection/VPRS3760

 

ANCESTRY - BOROUGH OF CRESWICK 1864-1933

These have been digitized and they are searchable.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=60706

 

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - SHIRE OF CRESWICK RATE COLLECTOR'S AND INSPECTOR'S REPORT BOOKS 1866-1939 (VPRS 3799)

https://beta.prov.vic.gov.au/collection/VPRS3799

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - SHIRE OF CRESWICK RATE CERTIFICATE BOOKS 1910-1956 (VPRS 3804)

https://beta.prov.vic.gov.au/collection/VPRS3804

 

ANCESTRY - SHIRE OF CRESWICK 1869-1938

These have been digitized and they are searchable.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=60706

 

DAYLESFORD

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - BOROUGH OF DAYLESFORD RATE AND VALUATION RECORDS 1870-1930 (VPRS 12787)

https://beta.prov.vic.gov.au/collection/VPRS12787

DEAKIN

FAMILYSEARCH - SHIRE OF DEAKIN RATE BOOKS 1894-1924

These have been digitized. Original records housed at the Tongala Shire office in Tongala.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/629405?availability=Family%20History%20Library

 

DUNDAS

FAMILYSEARCH - SHIRE OF DUNDAS RATE BOOKS 1877-1959

They have been digitized. Original records housed at the Shire offices, Hamilton.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/569602?availability=Family%20History%20Library

 

DUNMUNKLE

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - SHIRE OF DUNMUNKLE RATE BOOKS 1878-1930 (VPRS 13787)

https://beta.prov.vic.gov.au/collection/VPRS13787

 

EAST LODDON

LODDON SHIRE - SHIRE OF EAST LODDON RATEBOOKS 1865-1871, 1873-1965, 1968-1985

Digitization is still ongoing.

https://www.loddon.vic.gov.au/Our-Council/Our-Shire/Historical-records/East-Loddon-Shire-rate-books

 

ECHUCA

FAMILYSEARCH - BOROUGH OF ECHUCA RATE BOOKS 1865-1925

These have been digitized. Original records housed at the Echuca City Council, Echuca.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/514618?availability=Family%20History%20Library

 

FAMILYSEARCH - BOROUGH OF ECHUCA LAND VALUATION BOOKS 1868-1922 (VOLUMES 1870, 1888, 1894, 1896, 1913 AND 1915 MISSING)

These have been digitized. Includes miscellaneous land records 1862-1877. Original records housed at the Echuca City Council offices, Echuca.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/629452?availability=Family%20History%20Library

 

FITZROY

FAMILYSEARCH - FITZROY RATE BOOKS 1858-1901 (VOLUMES 1880, 1890 AND 1891 MISSING)

These have been digitized. Original records in possession of the Fitzroy City Council.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/204671?availability=Family%20History%20Library

ANCESTRY - VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA, RATE BOOKS, 1855-1963

This includes Melbourne suburban council records. These are searchable both by occupier and owner. The following local council rate records are included:

These have been digitized and they are all searchable.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=60706

 

FLEMINGTON

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - FLEMINGTON AND KENSINGTON RATE RECORDS 1882-1905 (VPRS 4097 P3)

These have been digitized. Flemington and Kensington were located in the Borough of Flemington and Kensington 1882-1905. The Borough of Flemington and Kensington became part of the City of Melbourne from 1905 (Hopetoun Ward).

http://access.prov.vic.gov.au/public/component/daPublicBaseContainer?component=daViewConsignment&breadcrumbPath=Home/Access%20the%20Collection/Browse%20The%20Collection/Consignment%20Details&entityId=4097&consignment=P0003

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - CITY OF MELBOURNE RATE RECORDS 1861-1974 NOT INCLUDING 1864-1865 (VPRS 5708 P9)

These have been digitized. The City of Melbourne includes Carlton. It also included North Melbourne, Flemington and Kensington from 1905 (Hopetoun Ward).

http://access.prov.vic.gov.au/public/component/daPublicBaseContainer?component=daViewConsignment&breadcrumbPath=Home/Access%20the%20Collection/Browse%20The%20Collection/Consignment%20Details&entityId=5708&consignment=P0009

 
FOOTSCRAY

ANCESTRY - VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA, RATE BOOKS, 1855-1963

This includes Melbourne suburban council records. These are searchable both by occupier and owner. The following local council rate records are included:

These have been digitized and they are all searchable.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=60706

 

G-K


GEELONG

 

FAMILYSEARCH - GEELONG, BARWON WARD RATE BOOKS 1850-1900

These have been digitized. Original records in possession of the Geelong City Offices.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/274086?availability=Family%20History%20Library

 

FAMILYSEARCH - GEELONG, KARDINIA WARD, VILLAMANTA WARD, THOMSON WARD AND BELLARINE WARD RATE BOOKS C1850-1900

These have been digitized (Villamanta Ward 1851 and Bellarine Ward 1894-1895 are missing). Original records at the Geelong Historical Centre.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/630551?availability=Family%20History%20Library

 

FAMILYSEARCH - GEELONG RATE BOOKS 1899-1902

These have been digitized. Original records housed at the Geelong Historical Records Centre.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/553085?availability=Family%20History%20Library


GLENELG

FAMILYSEARCH - SHIRE OF GLENELG RATE BOOKS 1899-1940

They have been digitized. Original records housed at the Shire offices in Casterton, Victoria.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/571125?availability=Family%20History%20Library

 

GLENLYON

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - SHIRE OF GLENLYON 1866-1868 (VPRS 14625)

https://beta.prov.vic.gov.au/collection/VPRS14625


GORDON

LODDON SHIRE - SHIRE OF GORDON RATE BOOKS 1926-1961

Digitization is still ongoing.

https://www.loddon.vic.gov.au/Our-Council/Our-Shire/Historical-records/Gordon-Shire-rate-books

 

GRENVILLE

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - SHIRE OF GRENVILLE RATE BOOKS 1897-1930 (VPRS 5974)

https://beta.prov.vic.gov.au/collection/VPRS5974


HAMILTON


FAMILYSEARCH - BOROUGH OF HAMILTON RATE BOOKS 1866-1926

They have been digitized. Original records housed with the Town Clerk, Hamilton.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/570765?availability=Family%20History%20Library

 

HAWTHORN

ANCESTRY - VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA, RATE BOOKS, 1855-1963

This includes Melbourne suburban council records. These are searchable both by occupier and owner. The following local council rate records are included:

These have been digitized and they are all searchable.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=60706

 

HEATHCOTE

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - HEATHCOTE MUNICIPAL DISTRICT, BOROUGH OF HEATHCOTE RATES CASH BOOKS 1859-1892 (VPRS 7007)

https://beta.prov.vic.gov.au/collection/VPRS7007

 

KARKAROOC

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - SHIRE OF KARKAROOC 1897-1930 (VPRS 13822)

https://beta.prov.vic.gov.au/collection/VPRS13822

 

KENSINGTON

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - FLEMINGTON AND KENSINGTON RATE RECORDS 1882-1905 (VPRS 4097 P3)

These have been digitized. Flemington and Kensington were located in the Borough of Flemington and Kensington 1882-1905. The Borough of Flemington and Kensington became part of the City of Melbourne from 1905 (Hopetoun Ward).

http://access.prov.vic.gov.au/public/component/daPublicBaseContainer?component=daViewConsignment&breadcrumbPath=Home/Access%20the%20Collection/Browse%20The%20Collection/Consignment%20Details&entityId=4097&consignment=P0003

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - CITY OF MELBOURNE RATE RECORDS 1861-1974 NOT INCLUDING 1864-1865 (VPRS 5708 P9)

These have been digitized. The City of Melbourne includes Carlton. It also included North Melbourne, Flemington and Kensington from 1905 (Hopetoun Ward).

http://access.prov.vic.gov.au/public/component/daPublicBaseContainer?component=daViewConsignment&breadcrumbPath=Home/Access%20the%20Collection/Browse%20The%20Collection/Consignment%20Details&entityId=5708&consignment=P0009

 
KEW

ANCESTRY - VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA, RATE BOOKS, 1855-1963

This includes Melbourne suburban council records.These are searchable both by occupier and owner. The following local council rate records are included:

These have been digitized and they are all searchable.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=60706


KORONG

LODDON SHIRE - SHIRE OF KORONG RATE BOOKS 1867, 1869, 1873-1877, 1880-1885, 1887-1920, 1922, 1928-1938

These include volumes that are on closed access at the Public Record Office Victoria. Digitization is still ongoing.

https://www.loddon.vic.gov.au/Our-Council/Our-Shire/Historical-records/Korong-Shire-rate-books


FAMILYSEARCH - SHIRE OF KORONG 1869-1886

These have been digitized.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/3231?availability=Family%20History%20Library

 

L-O

 

LEXTON

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - SHIRE OF LEXTON RATE RECORDS 1904-1930 (VPRS 12311)

https://beta.prov.vic.gov.au/collection/VPRS12311

 

MALDON

See Castlemaine.

 

MALVERN

ANCESTRY - VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA, RATE BOOKS, 1855-1963

This includes Melbourne suburban council records. These are searchable both by occupier and owner. The following local council rate records are included:

These have been digitized and they are all searchable.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=60706

 

MARYBOROUGH

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - MUNICIPAL DISTRICT AND BOROUGH OF MARYBOROUGH RATE BOOKS 1858-1930 (VPRS 11153)

https://beta.prov.vic.gov.au/collection/VPRS11153

 

MELBOURNE

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - CITY OF MELBOURNE RATE RECORDS 1861-1974 NOT INCLUDING 1864-1865 (VPRS 5708 P9)

These have been digitized. The City of Melbourne includes Carlton. It also included North Melbourne, Flemington and Kensington from 1905 (Hopetoun Ward).

http://access.prov.vic.gov.au/public/component/daPublicBaseContainer?component=daViewConsignment&breadcrumbPath=Home/Access%20the%20Collection/Browse%20The%20Collection/Consignment%20Details&entityId=5708&consignment=P0009

 
MEREDITH


FAMILYSEARCH - SHIRE OF MEREDITH RATE BOOKS 1866-1867, 1870-1906, 1908-1916

These have been digitized. Original records housed at the Geelong Historical Records Centre.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/553076?availability=Family%20History%20Library

 

MOORABBIN

ANCESTRY - VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA, RATE BOOKS, 1855-1963

This includes Melbourne suburban council records. These are searchable both by occupier and owner. The following local council rate records are included:

These have been digitized and they are all searchable.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=60706

 
MOUNT FRANKLIN

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - SHIRE OF MOUNT FRANKLIN 1885-1893 (VPRS 14621)

https://beta.prov.vic.gov.au/collection/VPRS14621

 

MOUNT ROUSE

FAMILYSEARCH - SHIRE OF MOUNT ROUSE RATE BOOKS 1863-1951

They have been digitized. Original records housed at the Shire offices, Hamilton and Penshurst.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/569609?availability=Family%20History%20Library

 

NEWTOWN-CHILWELL

FAMILYSEARCH - BOROUGH OF NEWTOWN-CHILWELL VALUATION-RATE BOOKS 1860-1918

These have been digitized. Original records at the Geelong Historical Centre, Geelong.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/536746?availability=Family%20History%20Library

 

NORTHCOTE

ANCESTRY - VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA, RATE BOOKS, 1855-1963

This includes Melbourne suburban council records. These are searchable both by occupier and owner. The following local council rate records are included:

These have been digitized and they are all searchable.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=60706

 

NORTH MELBOURNE

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - NORTH MELBOURNE 1855-1905 (VPRS 5707 P3)

These have been digitized. North Melbourne was originally a ward of the City of Melbourne 1855-1859. It was the Borough of Hotham 1859-1874, followed by the Town of Hotham 1874-1887 and then the Town of North Melbourne 1887-1905. The Town of North Melbourne became part of the City of Melbourne from 1905 (Hopetoun Ward).

http://access.prov.vic.gov.au/public/component/daPublicBaseContainer?component=daViewConsignment&breadcrumbPath=Home/Access%20the%20Collection/Browse%20The%20Collection/Consignment%20Details&entityId=5707&consignment=P0003

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - CITY OF MELBOURNE RATE RECORDS 1861-1974 NOT INCLUDING 1864-1865 (VPRS 5708 P9)

These have been digitized. The City of Melbourne includes Carlton. It also included North Melbourne, Flemington and Kensington from 1905 (Hopetoun Ward).

http://access.prov.vic.gov.au/public/component/daPublicBaseContainer?component=daViewConsignment&breadcrumbPath=Home/Access%20the%20Collection/Browse%20The%20Collection/Consignment%20Details&entityId=5708&consignment=P0009

 

ANCESTRY - VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA, RATE BOOKS, 1855-1963

This includes Melbourne suburban council records. These are searchable both by occupier and owner. The following local council rate records are included:

These have been digitized and they are all searchable.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=60706

 

NUMURKAH


FAMILYSEARCH - SHIRE OF NUMURKAH RATE BOOKS 1895-1930

These have been digitized.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/629341?availability=Family%20History%20Library

 

P-T

 
PORT MELBOURNE

ANCESTRY - VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA, RATE BOOKS, 1855-1963

This includes Melbourne suburban council records. These are searchable both by occupier and owner. The following local council rate records are included:

These have been digitized and they are all searchable.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=60706

 

PRAHRAN

ANCESTRY - VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA, RATE BOOKS, 1855-1963

This includes Melbourne suburban council records. These are searchable both by occupier and owner. The following local council rate records are included:

These have been digitized and they are all searchable.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=60706

 

RICHMOND

GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF VICTORIA - RICHMOND RATE RECORDS 1857-1887

These have been digitized and are indexed through their Genealogical Index of Names.

https://www.gsv.org.au/article/our-collection

 

RIPON

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - SHIRE OF RIPON RATE RECORDS 1864-1930 (VPRS 12321)

https://beta.prov.vic.gov.au/collection/VPRS12321


SEBASTOPOL

ANCESTRY - BOROUGH OF SEBASTOPOL 1906-1938

These have been digitized and they are searchable.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=60706

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - BOROUGH OF SEBASTOPOL RATES CASH BOOK 1910-1919 (VPRS 2539)

https://beta.prov.vic.gov.au/collection/VPRS2539

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - BOROUGH OF SEBASTOPOL RATES AND SANITARY CASH BOOKS 1919-1933 (VPRS 2538)

https://beta.prov.vic.gov.au/collection/VPRS2538

 

SMYTHESDALE

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - BOROUGH OF SMYTHESDALE RATE BOOKS 1911-1915 (VPRS 6916)

https://beta.prov.vic.gov.au/collection/VPRS6916

 

SOUTH BARWON

FAMILY SEARCH - MUNICIPALITY OF SOUTH BARWON RATE BOOKS 1857-1863

These have been digitized. Original records housed at the Geelong Historical Records Centre.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/551254?availability=Family%20History%20Library

FAMILY SEARCH - BOROUGH OF SOUTH BARWON RATE BOOKS 1863-1882

These have been digitized. Original records housed at the Geelong Historical Records Centre.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/551257?availability=Family%20History%20Library

FAMILY SEARCH - SHIRE OF SOUTH BARWON RATE BOOKS 1883-1925

These have been digitized. Original records housed at the Geelong Historical Records Centre.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/551271?availability=Family%20History%20Library

 

SOUTH MELBOURNE

ANCESTRY - VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA, RATE BOOKS, 1855-1963

This includes Melbourne suburban council records. These are searchable both by occupier and owner. The following local council rate records are included:

These have been digitized and they are all searchable.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=60706


STAWELL

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - BOROUGH OF STAWELL RATE COLLECTOR'S REPORT BOOKS 1874-1892 (VPRS 1233)

https://beta.prov.vic.gov.au/collection/VPRS1233

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - BOROUGH OF STAWELL RATE AND VALUATION BOOKS 1920-1932 (VPRS 3528)

https://beta.prov.vic.gov.au/collection/VPRS3528

 

ANCESTRY - BOROUGH OF STAWELL 1870-1920

These are searchable.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=60706


ANCESTRY - SHIRE OF STAWELL 1861-1949

These are searchable.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=60706

 

ST. KILDA

ANCESTRY - VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA, RATE BOOKS, 1855-1963

This includes Melbourne suburban council records. These are searchable both by occupier and owner. The following local council rate records are included:

These have been digitized and they are all searchable.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=60706

 

STREGLITZ

FAMILYSEARCH - BOROUGH OF STREGLITZ RATE BOOKS 1866-1878

These have been digitized. Original records housed at the Geelong Historical Records Centre.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/552754?availability=Family%20History%20Library

 

U-Z


WARANGA

ANCESTRY - SHIRE OF WARANGA 1863-1960

This is searchable.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=60706


WANNON

FAMILYSEARCH - SHIRE OF WANNON RATE BOOKS 1873-1940

These have been digitized. Original records housed at the Shire offices in Coleraine.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/570975?availability=Family%20History%20Library

 

WAVERLEY

ANCESTRY - CAMBERWELL AND WAVERLEY, AUSTRALIA, RATE BOOKS 1857-1927

These have been digitized and they are searchable.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=60707

 

WILLIAMSTOWN

ANCESTRY - VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA, RATE BOOKS, 1855-1963

This includes Melbourne suburban council records. These are searchable both by occupier and owner. The following local council rate records are included:

These have been digitized and they are all searchable.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=60706


WIMMERA

ANCESTRY - SHIRE OF WIMMERA 1863-1940

This was a local government area with its shire offices in Horsham but Horsham was governed by a separate council. This is searchable.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=60706

 

WINCHELSEA


FAMILYSEARCH - SHIRE OF WINCHELSEA RATE BOOKS 1866-1918

These have been digitized. Original records housed at the Geelong Historical Records Centre.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/552760?availability=Family%20History%20Library

 

WATER RATE RECORDS

 

HEATHCOTE

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - HEATHCOTE WATERWORKS TRUST RATE BOOKS 1895-1930 (VPRS 7217)

https://beta.prov.vic.gov.au/collection/VPRS7217

 

STAWELL

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - STAWELL WATER SUPPLY DISTRICT RATE BOOKS 1882-1896, 1899-1920 (VPRS 1106)

https://beta.prov.vic.gov.au/collection/VPRS1106

 

SANITARY RATE RECORDS

 

McIVOR

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - SHIRE OF MCIVOR RATE COLLECTOR'S REPORT BOOK - COSTERFIELD SANITARY FEES 1914-1929 (VPRS 7093)

https://beta.prov.vic.gov.au/collection/VPRS7093

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - SHIRE OF MCIVOR RATE COLLECTOR'S REPORT BOOK - SANITARY FEES 1904-1939 (VPRS 7098)

https://beta.prov.vic.gov.au/collection/VPRS7098


RAILWAY RATE RECORDS

 

LINTON TO SKIPTON

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - LINTON TO SKIPTON RAILWAY CONSTRUCTION TRUST RATE BOOKS 1916-1925 (VPRS 7229)

https://beta.prov.vic.gov.au/collection/VPRS7229

 

 

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