• Archival Collection

OzChild Records

To access these records

Please contact OzChild:

Postal address: PO Box 1312, South Melbourne VIC 3205.

Phone: (03) 9695 2200

Website: https://www.ozchild.org.au/contact-us/orphanage-information/

Records Location

These records are held by OzChild (1993 - current).


The archival collection at OzChild dates back to the late 1950s, and includes records from Melbourne Family Care and Family Action, the Victorian Children’s Aid Society and Family Focus.

Access Conditions

Access to these records are restricted to former residents and their families and the records must be applied for in writing. If you’re a former resident of OzChild or its previous agencies please contact OzChild, who will then advise you on the process.


The information below is for people who have been in care at OzChild or any of its previous agencies including:

  • Melbourne Orphanage
  • Melbourne Family Care Organisation
  • Victorian Children’s Aid Society
  • Family Action
  • Family Focus
  • Wresacare

OzChild Records include copies of the Admission and Discharge records from the Melbourne Orphanage dating back to 1851, and client files of former OzChild clients, including the foster care, disability and residential care files. These have been catalogued on a single searchable database.

OzChild’s collection also contains records relating to Alan Marshall Centre Black Rock, Norman Craig Lodge, Black Rock and the Victorian Children’s Aid Society Home – Somers House, Black Rock and Swinburne Lodge, Parkville.

  • From

    c. 1956

  • To


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