The Regional Digitisation Project (2019 - 2023) was a digitisation initiative which provided regional organisations with facilitated on-site training and digitisation assistance, delivered by AMaGA Victoria through Victorian Collections and made possible by the support of Creative Victoria.

The Project achieved a number of outstanding outcomes during its four-years, standing resilient in the face of project impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic to provide support to 40 regional organisations and facilitate the digitisation of 5226 collection items across the state. 

Participants in the Program were required to:

  • be a small to medium-sized collecting organisation*, and
  • be in a regional area of Victoria (i.e., 1+ hours from Melbourne),
  • have 4+ volunteers or staff willing to participate in training,
  • have an accessible onsite collection, and
  • have space for a temporary photography studio

*Please note that State-funded galleries and ex-service organisations were not eligible to apply.

Regionally based Digitisation Officers also offered regular digitisation and collection management workshops in regional locations through the program for non-enrolled organisations.


Participants for the program from 2019-2023:

Western Regions

  • Arapiles Historical Society
  • Australian National Surfing Museum
  • Ballan and District Historical Society
  • Bendigo Harness Racing Club
  • Bendigo Historical Society
  • Buda Castlemaine
  • Clunes Museum
  • Friends of Ballarat Botanical Garden
  • Great Stupa (Bendigo)
  • Inverleigh Historical Society
  • Lorne Historical Society
  • Merbein and District Historical Society
  • Nhill Aviation Heritage Centre
  • Port Fairy Museum and Archives
  • Queenscliffe Maritime Museum
  • Sir Reginald Ansett Transport Museum
  • Trentham and District Historical Society
  • Warrnambool and District Historical Society

Northern Regions

  • Beechworth Cemetery
  • Beechworth Health Service
  • Broadford & District Historical Society
  • Charlton Golden Grains Museum
  • Chiltern Courthouse
  • Cobram Historical Society
  • Euroa Historical and Genealogical Society
  • Golden Dragon Museum
  • Kiewa Valley Historical Society
  • Port of Echuca Discovery Centre
  • Rochester Sports Museum
  • Stanley Athenaeum and Public Room

Eastern Regions

  • East Gippsland Historical Society
  • Gippsland & East Gippsland Aboriginal Cooperative
  • Healesville Sanctuary Heritage Centre
  • Lakes Entrance Historical Society
  • Mallacoota Historical Society
  • Marysville & District Historical Society
  • Morwell Historical Society
  • National Vietnam Veterans Museum
  • Old Gippstown Archive
  • Port Albert Maritime Museum

The Regional Digitisation Project is proudly supported by: