By world standards, Melbourne is a young city but it has layers of history. Discover how each era shaped the city we see today.
Journeys to Australia
Immigration is a vital feature of Australia's history and national identity. Celebrate the journeys that changed Australia forever.
Immigration to Victoria
A decade by decade overview highlighting policy and social developments, shifts in population and demographics, and immigration's impact upon Indigenous Australians.
Home of the Immigration Museum, and one of Melbourne's most important 19th century public buildings.
Fusion, feminism and food
Flavours that flipped Australian kitchens.
Each immigrant has their own unique story to tell. This website explores why they came, where they settled and how they started a new life in Victoria.
The journey to Station Pier
Melbourne’s heritage-listed Station Pier was Victoria’s most important arrival point for migrants.
What are your origins? Where have Victorians come from? Why did they come? This website presents government census information on Victorian communities from 85 countries of origin.