Balwyn Library closure and reopening

The temporary Balwyn Library closed on 16 March ahead of the redeveloped library re-opening on 4 April. See details about the closure.

We have an amazing collection of thousands of historical photographs - some printed and many available digitally - just waiting for you to discover.

Our collection includes photographs of people, events in Boroondara, buildings, streetscapes and the natural environment, from the mid-1800s to the present day.

Search our photograph collection

Hint: use the ‘refine’ button to narrow the search results and enter a keyword in the 'anywhere' field or narrow the 'collection' field to local history.

Request a copy or permission to use a photograph

Our photographs are free to view, but may be under copyright protection and cannot be reproduced without permission.

You can order a copy or request permission online to use or publish a photograph.

Order or publish a photograph

Donate a photograph

We are always keen to add new photographic treasures to help people understand how the local history of the area has been shaped. See donate a photograph to our collection to find out more.

Other sources of photographs

Can’t find what you’re looking for in our collection? You could try searching online:

Or contact one of Boroondara’s historical societies.

Our libraries also have books on the local area, and many of them contain fabulous photos, so why not come in for a look? See library locations and opening hours.

For helpful information and resources for researching your local history, see research your local history.

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