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Victoria Police Museum Docklands, Victoria

From the largest collection of Kelly Gang armour in Australia to forensic evidence from some of Melbourne's most notorious crimes, the Victoria Police Museum presents visitors with an intriguing insight into the social history of policing and crime.

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location
637 Flinders Street Docklands Victoria 3008 (map)
phone
+61 (03) 9247 6354

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Opening Hours

Monday to Friday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Entry Fee

Gold coin donation.

Location

Mezzanine Level World Trade Centre Siddeley Street Docklands Victoria

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This collection is housed in the Victoria Police Museum, located in the World Trade Centre on Flinders Street in Melbourne’s CBD. It focuses on three elements: Police Archives, General Policing Equipment, and Crime. The extensive collection includes many items reflecting the social history of policing in Victoria, such as the largest collection of Kelly Gang armour in Australia, early police uniforms, police equipment and weapons, memorabilia relating to shady underworld figures lurking around Melbourne’s streets in the 1920s (including ‘Squizzy’ Taylor), the remains of the car used in the Russell Street headquarters bombing, and the latest forensic technologies. Archival materials include Victoria Police service records dating from 1853, crime scene photographs; official police documents such as criminal files and original evidence from some of Melbourne’s most notorious criminal cases.

Significance

This collection documents the history of the Victorian Police Force, and its impact on and contributions to the lives of Victorians and Australians. It also provides insights into the nature of crime, the experiences of police and victims, and to the broader social and political consequences of crime and policing.

Jenny Baker 22 January 2020 1:53 PM

I was involved with the 1969 Victoria Police Courtesy Rally. Do you have any information or images from that event please?

Jennifer McNair 22 January 2020 3:21 PM

Hi Jenny, Thank you for getting in touch. Please contact us at [email protected] with all the details you have. Our research officer will be able to help with your query. Looking forward to hearing from you. Victoria Police Museum

Helen Richardson 27 May 2020 7:44 PM

I was wondering about the photo of Daniel Delaney, a Kelly supporter. Was he the Daniel Delaney from Wangaratta, son of John & Mary Delaney or a Daniel Delaney from Greta son of Daniel Joseph Delaney?

Helen Richardson 1 June 2020 1:46 PM

Is there a document in the collection from the Beechworth hearing of the Kelly sympathisers showing their details

[email protected] 1 June 2020 1:57 PM

Hi Helen, Thanks for commenting on our collections page. Please send an email with your questions to our enquires address [email protected] Our Research Officer will get back to you as soon as possible. Please note that we are on restricted hours due to the COVID-19 pandemic so this may take longer than usual.

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Police Stations (Ascot Vale)

Victoria Police Museum, Docklands

4 black and white photos

Historical information

Ascot Vale is an inner suburb 6 km north-west of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in the local government area of the City of Moonee Valley. Ascot Vale police station was opened on 31 October 1887 in the Melbourne Police District. From 1900-1905 it was located at 54 Parade, Ascot Vale; from 1910-1925 at 71 St Leonards Road; from 1930-1953 at 37 St Leonards Road. In 1953 it was relocated to government owned premises at 111 Union Road until the police station closed on 1st May 1970 and the Sub-district was divided between Flemington and Moonee Ponds police stations. The former police station was used by the Crime Car Squad until about 1987 when the premises were damaged by fire. The police station at 37 St Leonards Road was described as a six-roomed brick dwelling with slate and iron roof on land measuring 150' x 50'. There was also a bathroom and W.C., wash-house, office and lock-up with one cell. It was staffed by one second-class sergeant and four foot constables. The purpose-built police station at 111 Union Road included a four-roomed residence with the exterior clad in rough cast Conite and a tile roof. There was also a kitchen, bathroom, laundry and separate garage.

Police Stations (Armadale)

Victoria Police Museum, Docklands

12 photographs comprising 8 coloured images and 4 black and white images 1 sketch plan of Old Armadale Police Station

Historical information

Armadale is an inner suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 7 km south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the City of Stonnington local government area. Armadale Police Station opened, in Melbourne Police District, on 11 May 1885. Its original location is unknown, but in 1890 it is listed in the Sands & McDougall directory as at 295 Hight Street. From 1985-1920 it was located at 20/22 Auburn Grove, 1925-1930 at 769 High Street and 1935-1946 at 3 Cheel Street. The station closed on 28 January 1946. The sub-division east of Orrong Rd was incorporated into Malvern Sub-district and west of Orrong Road into Prahran Sub-district. In a special 1930 issue of the Victoria Police Gazette the Armadale Police Station was described as a seven-roomed brick dwelling with a tiled roof on land measuring 127' x 104' x 98'. There was also a bathroom and W.C., a wash-house, office, and a lock-up (one cell). This is probably a description of the Cheel Street police station. It was staffed by one senior constable and three foot constables.

Photograph (Victoria Police) - Police Force group photo with woman

Victoria Police Museum, Docklands

Black and white photograph mounted on brown frame. Formal 2 row structure portrait in front of brick building - all in sharp suit clothing. 7 men [police officers?] standing cheerfully looking to the camera. On the front row 3 men sitting and woman in the middle (perhaps office assistant).

Photograph (Victoria Police) - Police Force group photo

Victoria Police Museum, Docklands

Black and white photograph mounted on bege frame. 16 men pose in 3 row structure for photograph on front of building with stairs and large columns. They are all in formal suits, most with waistcoat chains - some with freemasonry insignia. Man on the front right is holding a funny looking wood stick.

Inscriptions & Markings

Stamp on front of frame: Bartlett Bros // Bendigo

Photograph (Victoria Police) - Early century 3 men in suits

Victoria Police Museum, Docklands

Black and white photograph mounted on dark frame. 3 police officers on formal suits from the early 20th century posing for photograph in front of varandah at Russel St Police depot. On the middle, superintendent Kennedy seated in serious countenance, with Cawsey and Consendine[?] standing next to him.

Inscriptions & Markings

Handwritten: (top left) Kennedy seated // Cawsey on Kennedy right // Consendine on Kennedy left (top right) CP 46 // 68 Paper glued into frame, handwritten: - Lefit to right - // Detective Cawsey // Superintendent Kennedy // Detective Consendine

Photograph (Victoria Police) - Early century 3 men in suits

Victoria Police Museum, Docklands

Black and white photograph mounted on bege frame with red ornaments. Seems to be taken very early in the 20th century, before WWI. 3 Gentlemen stand on room, facing each other and not the camera. On the left, men is relatively more simple dressed, with small hat. In the middle, men with tall hat and pocket watch on fancy suit. And on the right, older man with hat, walking stick and overcoat.

Inscriptions & Markings

Handwritten: (top left) 55 P99(crossed out) (top right) AP 78 (bottom left) 81 (centre) (stick) FOYLE // PHOTOGRAPHER // WARRNAMBOOL

Photograph (Victoria Police D24) - Police Officers - inventors of wireless patrol

Victoria Police Museum, Docklands

Black and white photograph mounted on brown frame. 14 Police officers posing for photograph on 2 row structure. They all wear suits and look cheerful - On the middle, sitting is Pop Downie and they are all part of Wireless Patrol crew.

Inscriptions & Markings

Handwritten: (top left) 31 (top right) AP 84 (centre) WIRELESS PATROL CREWS OUTSIDE THEIR OFFICE // INSP F.W. DOWNIE MIDDLE FRONT ROW.

Photograph (Victoria Police) - Police Officers on dinner event

Victoria Police Museum, Docklands

Black and white photograph mounted on grey frame. Passport 3x4 photograph stuck on top right of larger photograph - middle age men, unknown. 9 men on photograph are in dinner event. On the far left, possibly former Chief Commissioner Thomas Blamey, on army uniform. Other men are in formal suits, younger looking one in glasses faces the camera cheerfully. 2 men standing on the back, one with piece of paper and the other smoking a cigarette.

Inscriptions & Markings

Handwritten: EP 1

Photograph (Victoria Police) - Police Officers group photo

Victoria Police Museum, Docklands

Black and white photograph mounted on grey frame. 16 Police Officers mounted on Horses. Black and white (sepia) photograph mounted on brown frame. 38 police officers on photo. 1 is mounted on horse on the right of frame; 2 pehraps superior level officers like sit on the middle and 35 other compose on 3 row structure. They are in full uniform (no insigmnia) with helmets - most of them have fair mustahces.

Inscriptions & Markings

Handwritten: EP 1

Photograph (Victoria Police) - Police Officers group photo

Victoria Police Museum, Docklands

Black and white photograph mounted on grey frame. 16 Police Officers mounted on Horses. Black and white photograph mounted on bege frame. 25 men pose for photograph on 3row structure; they all wear polished suits. Men sitting at front row have their arms crossed, some in a serious countenance and other more witty. On the back there's piece of paper stuck which tells who are most of Police men in the picture - see Inscriptions. There's also velcrum piece on edges.

Inscriptions & Markings

Handwritten: (top left) 162 (top right) Ap 86 Paper glued with tape on the back, typewritten: First Council of the // Victorian Police Association. Left to right; Back row; Forget name of first one; John Searle; // Arthur Feldtman 7138; Francis McCorkell, Charles Heading; // White (Reporter) Middle Row. Gill (Police Association Secretary) ; Murdock McMillan; Uncertain next; George Fleming; Tom Morgan; Jim Ogden; Fred Hale; Uncertain name; George Burrows; Front row; Jim Dunn; Walter Elliott; John Grieve (Detective); Langslov // George Herbert Docking (Association President) General Blamey // William Adamson; McPherson; Arthur Wels; John // Cassiy. I Believe the 3rd person in centre row is Roderick McDonald but am not sure. // This picture was taken in the Temperance Hotel, Russel ST // Jim Ogden and myself were the only members of force who had joined after the police strike in 1923.

Photograph (Victoria Police) - Police Officers riding horses

Victoria Police Museum, Docklands

Black and white photograph mounted on grey frame. 16 Police Officers mounted on Horses. They are all in the middle of a grass field standing straight and firmly looking into the horizon. A nice formation of aligned horses/4 white, 9 dark in the middle and 3 more white compose the photograph in a fine Horse numbers: 230, 228, 229

Inscriptions & Markings

Handwritten: Acquisition No 241

Photograph (Victoria Police) - Police Officers riding horses

Victoria Police Museum, Docklands

Black and white photograph mounted on grey frame. 3 Police Officers mounted on Horses (grey, white and dapple). They are all in the middle of a grass field [presentation of some sort?] and there's a big crowd watching in the background. Horse numbers: 230, 228, 229

Inscriptions & Markings

Handwritten: Acquisition No 241 White sticker on frame: 9/7/80 // Received from S.C. Steve Muir, 'Police Life' on this date.

Photograph (Victoria Police) - Police Academy Officers group photo

Victoria Police Museum, Docklands

Black and white photograph mounted on grey frame. 12 young men pose for photograph in 1920s[?] uniform (no insignia on clothes) in 2 row strucuture, front one sitting and back standing up. 3 men on the bottom right look way more relaxed - not sitting up straight, large smiles and holds a cigarette in their hands. Likely to have Robert Davidson on the photograph, who joined the force in 1924

Inscriptions & Markings

Handwritten: (centre) BOB DAVIDSON // 203 CRANBOURNE RD // FRANKSTON // 7836194 (top right) CP42 White sticker on frame: 9/7/80 // Received from S.C. Steve Muir, 'Police Life' on this date.

Photograph (Victoria Police) - Police Officers group photo on dinner event

Victoria Police Museum, Docklands

Black and white photograph mounted on bege frame. Depicts about 100 men sitting on large room with printed carpet. They all wear suits and are posing for photograph, men sitting on the front have big mustaches and are smoking cigars. Some of them wear Freemansonry waistcoast chain.

Inscriptions & Markings

E. Brick // 48 Queen St // Melbourne (printed on front of frame in bottom right) Smoke night given at Sargeants Cafe // to New South Wales Police band on Thursday evening // 21 of November 1912 (handwritten on top centre of the back of frame) 84 68 (top left) AP 95 (top right) P 92 (bottom left)

Photograph (Victoria Police Group Photo) - Police Officers group photo

Victoria Police Museum, Docklands

Black and white photograph mounted on grey frame. 17men pose for photograph in forma suits in 3 row structure (front ones hold hats on their laps). *Most of them wear Freemansonry waistcoast chain. Photograph was taken during King George time - VPRG They stand in terrace of open brick building (on the back), with large windows and some plants.

Inscriptions & Markings

Printed above photograph: POLICE COLLEGE << Course No.1 -- November, 1958 - June 1959 >> Printed bellow photograph: Left to Right, Back Row: Stn. Officer Mooney, Sgt. Sheather, Det-Sgt. Carter, Sgt. Poulter, Sgt. Mooring, Sgt. Pearson, Sgt. Comrie, Sgt. Sharkey, Det.Sgt. McKnight. Centre Row: Sgt. Scotney, Insp. Hynes, Sgt. Long, Sgt. Payne, Insp. Houghton, Sgt. Peach, Sgt. Moore, Sgt. Heath, Sgt. Rose. Front Row (Directing Staff): Mr. C. H. Smith, Det-Sgt. Warne, Insp. Quill, Insp. DeLany, Insp. Milner, Det-Sgt. Braybrook, Mr. R. Crowling.

Photograph (Victoria Police College) - Police Officers Academy College group photo

Victoria Police Museum, Docklands

Black and white photograph mounted on grey frame. 25 mid age police officers in formal setting posing for photograph in 3 row structure [all seem to be influential personalities of Victoria Police - see Inscriptions bellow]. They are all in full 1950s Police uniform, apart from two men on the extremes of front row, who wear suits. They stand in terrace of what seems to be a large and wealthy building on the back, large windows and collums on varandah.

Inscriptions & Markings

Printed above photograph: POLICE COLLEGE << Course No.1 -- November, 1958 - June 1959 >> Printed bellow photograph: Left to Right, Back Row: Stn. Officer Mooney, Sgt. Sheather, Det-Sgt. Carter, Sgt. Poulter, Sgt. Mooring, Sgt. Pearson, Sgt. Comrie, Sgt. Sharkey, Det.Sgt. McKnight. Centre Row: Sgt. Scotney, Insp. Hynes, Sgt. Long, Sgt. Payne, Insp. Houghton, Sgt. Peach, Sgt. Moore, Sgt. Heath, Sgt. Rose. Front Row (Directing Staff): Mr. C. H. Smith, Det-Sgt. Warne, Insp. Quill, Insp. DeLany, Insp. Milner, Det-Sgt. Braybrook, Mr. R. Crowling.

Photograph (Victoria Police) - Police Officers group photo on sporting event

Victoria Police Museum, Docklands

Black and white photograph mounted on dark brown frame. 18 young men posing for photograph in 3 row structure - on the background, arena style sitting area - and serious man on top left, dressed in 'detective' style. They are all in Victoria Police Football Club uniform, white or dark shorts, socks to the knees, sporting boots and shirts with VFP letters.

Inscriptions & Markings

Handwritten in the front of the frame, bellow photograph: Victorian Police Football Club June 1926 Handwritten on the back of the frame: 41502 // Bill 20 years Victoria Police Football // Team 1926 // Premiers Mid Week Association // 1926 BILL POULTER // FRONT ROW EXTREM RIGHT

Photograph (Victoria Police) - Police Officers group photo on sporting event

Victoria Police Museum, Docklands

Black and white photograph mounted on grey frame. 24 men posing for photograph in 4row structure - on the background, arena style sitting area. On extreme left and right, 2 Police officers stand on their uniforms. On the middle and sitting, middle age man in suit. The other, are younger men (police officers?) in sporting outfits. [information of event on newspaper cutting stuck on the back - as described on Inscriptions]

Inscriptions & Markings

Handwritten in the front of the frame, bellow photograph: back row W.Parker. J.Power. B.Barker. A.Condie A. // P.V.Callahan (see)E.Brewis T.Robertson. E.White V.Burns R.Farrell S.Cannon // W.Brady J.Purdon R.Boyle E.Denham.Pres. W.Hudd. R.Priestley. J.Brody // W.Poulter F. F.Elliott J.Thompson // Premiers V.P.F.A. 1934 Stamp: H.M. WALKER // PHOTOGRAPHER // 117 COLLINS ST. // MELBOURNE

Photograph (Victoria Police) - Police Officers on dinner event

Victoria Police Museum, Docklands

Black and white mounted photograph. Approximately 160 men (171 according to inscription on the back) sitting on large tables at a formal dinner event; all weatinh suits and posing for photograph. Photo was taken in a large rooom with a stage, Malvern Town Hall accoring to inscriptions on the back - tables occupy centre and front of photograph - but in the background: [left] Australia flag, WWII poster; [center] stage with painted landscape and piano; [right] WWII poster and Britain flag. [information of event on newspaper cutting stuck on the back - as described on Inscriptions]

Historical information

[see inscriptions]

Inscriptions & Markings

Handwritten: 171 PRESENT // FEB 1945 // (?) OFF SUPT KNOTT // INSPT SAMBLEBE // CONST GRAMBEU /// MALVERN TOWN HALL Newspaper cutting glued to frame: Supt. J. R. H. Knott, has rettired from the Police Force after 38 and half years' service, was farewelled by citizens and police officials at Malvern Town Hall on Tuesday night, The mayor of Malvern (Cr. J. Johnson) presided and presented SUpt. Knott with a chair and a wallet of notes. Similar presentations were made to Inspector C.H.D. Samblebe and First Constable O. Grambau, who have also retired. Supt. A.D. McKinnon of Ballarat will succeed Supt. Knott // handwritten: SUN 1/2/45

Photograph (Victoria Police Group training Photo) - Police Officers gym group

Victoria Police Museum, Docklands

Black and white photograph mounted on grey frame. 18 Police officers on training/sporting outfits posing for photo in 3 row structure. Amongst them on front row 2 police officers sit on their uniforms. On left, police officer in full uniform standing.

Photograph (Victoria Police Group Exercise Photo) - Police Officers group exercising on depot

Victoria Police Museum, Docklands

Black and white photograph mounted on light brown frame. Approximately 25 young police officers on physical training with Police Officer in uniform standing and watching. They are all in low squat position, holding sticks straight in front of them - wearing white shirt and dark trousers. Set on earth ground with a tree and big open brick building on the back

Inscriptions & Markings

Handwritten: C 1925 Stamp: PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN // AT YOUR OWN HOME // P. J. DWYER // Onr. Harding & Salisbury Sts. // COBURG // PHOTOGRAPHS COPIED // AND ENLARGED

Photograph (Victoria Police Group Photo) - Police Officers group in depot

Victoria Police Museum, Docklands

Black and white photograph mounted on light brown frame. 4 Police Officers in 1920s uniform pose in uniforms with helmets. Standfing in a terrace with an open brick house with windows and a set of stairs on the background. On the right is William Arthur Poulter.

Inscriptions & Markings

Handwritten: ON THE RIGHT SIDE // 8060 // W.A. POULTER Stamp: PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN // AT YOUR OWN HOME // P. J. DWYER // Onr. Harding & Salisbury Sts. // COBURG // PHOTOGRAPHS COPIED // AND ENLARGED

Photograph (Victoria Police Group Photo) - Police Officers group in depot

Victoria Police Museum, Docklands

Black and white photograph mounted on light brown frame. 8 Police Officers in 1920s uniform pose in uniforms with helmets. Standfing in a terrace with an open brick building with windows and a set of stairs on the background. Amongst them is William Arthur Poulter.

Inscriptions & Markings

Handwritten: BILL POULTER // 3RD FROM RIGHT Handwritten: The M.C.G. Gang // Collingwood - 93 PTS V Melbourne - 43 PTS // 21.8.26 Stamp: PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN // AT YOUR OWN HOME // P. J. DWYER // Onr. Harding & Salisbury Sts. // COBURG // PHOTOGRAPHS COPIED // AND ENLARGED

Photograph (Victoria Police Group Photo) - Police Officers in group photo

Victoria Police Museum, Docklands

Black and white photograph mounted on brown frame. 26 Police Officers in 1920s uniform pose in uniforms with helmets. Set in a terrace with an open brick building with windows on the background. Amongst them is William Arthur Poulter.

Inscriptions & Markings

Handwritten: BILL POULTER 1925 // CENTRE ROW // 5TH FROM LEFT Stamp: PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN // AT YOUR OWN HOME // P. J. DWYER // Onr. Harding & Salisbury Sts. // COBURG // PHOTOGRAPHS COPIED // AND ENLARGED

Photograph (William Arthur Poulter, January 1944) - Traffic signal poses

Victoria Police Museum, Docklands

Black and white photograph of William Arthur Poulter posing in traffic signals. Right arm bend right towards his left shoulder.

Historical information

Part of set of 4 photographs of Poulter posing in traffic signals. They were kept with note with information on Poulter.

Inscriptions & Markings

January 1944 Stamp: PHOTOGRAPH BY // RITTER JEPPESEN STUDIOS // 107-111 LONSDALE ST., MELB 0.1 // PHONE CENT. 5218 // REFERENCE NO [handwrittern] 10043 // POSITION [handwrittern] B

Photograph (William Arthur Poulter, January 1944) - Traffic signal poses

Victoria Police Museum, Docklands

Black and white photograph of William Arthur Poulter posing in traffic signals. Standing on his right side, his right arm is straight out (stop signal).

Historical information

Part of set of 4 photographs of Poulter posing in traffic signals. They were kept with note with information on Poulter.

Inscriptions & Markings

January 1944 Stamp: PHOTOGRAPH BY // RITTER JEPPESEN STUDIOS // 107-111 LONSDALE ST., MELB 0.1 // PHONE CENT. 5218 // REFERENCE NO [handwrittern] 10043 // POSITION [handwrittern] F

Photograph (William Arthur Poulter, January 1944) - Traffic signal poses

Victoria Police Museum, Docklands

Black and white photograph of William Arthur Poulter posing in traffic signals. Right arm straight out and looking in the same direction, left arm down.

Historical information

Part of set of 4 photographs of Poulter posing in traffic signals. They were kept with note with information on Poulter.

Inscriptions & Markings

January 1944 Stamp: PHOTOGRAPH BY // RITTER JEPPESEN STUDIOS // 107-111 LONSDALE ST., MELB 0.1 // PHONE CENT. 5218 // REFERENCE NO [handwrittern] 10043 // POSITION [handwrittern] A

Photograph (William Arthur Poulter, January 1944) - Traffic signal poses

Victoria Police Museum, Docklands

Black and white photograph of William Arthur Poulter posing in traffic signals. Right arm in right angle and left arm straight out.

Historical information

Part of set of 4 photographs of Poulter posing in traffic signals. They were kept with note with information on Poulter.

Inscriptions & Markings

January 1944 Stamp: PHOTOGRAPH BY // RITTER JEPPESEN STUDIOS // 107-111 LONSDALE ST., MELB 0.1 // PHONE CENT. 5218 // REFERENCE NO [handwrittern] 10043 // POSITION [handwrittern] D

Police Stations (Ararat)

Victoria Police Museum, Docklands

8 photos comprising: 7 black & white photos 1 colour photo

Historical information

Ararat is a city in south-west Victoria, Australia, about 198 kilometres west of Melbourne, on the Western Highway on the eastern slopes of the Ararat Hills and Cemetery Creek valley between Victoria's Western District and the Wimmera. It is named after Mount Ararat 10 kilometres south-west of the town. A police station opened in Ararat in 1859, though there was a police presence in the area formerly known as Cathcart, Canton Lead and later Mount Ararat. In 1861 staff consisted of 1 Superintendent, 2 Mounted Constables, 1 Sergeant 2nd class, 1 Senior Constable, 8 Constables. The police reserve was on land bounded by Ligar Street, Barkley Street, Ingor Street and High Street. In 1930 the police station was described as a six-room brick dwelling with a slate roof, situated on one quarter acre of land. There was also a bathroom, wash-house, pantry, office, muster room and quarters for a single constable, stables with three stalls, and a lock-up consisting of two six-person cells. Later residences were located at 3 Ligar Street (brick veneer with a tile roof); 32A High Street (brick veneer with tile roof); and 3 Tobin Street (wood with an iron roof). A new, purpose built police station was opened in October 2010 at 77 Barkly Street. The Ararat Police District was reformed into the Wimmera Police District in 1870. Ararat Police Station became part of "R" (Glenelg) District in January 1948 and "M" (Highlands/Wimmera) District from March 1990. A list of police stationed at Ararat from 1903 - 1930 is available from the Victoria Police Museum

Police Stations (Apsley)

Victoria Police Museum, Docklands

4 black & white photos, 1965 3 colour photos, 1987

Historical information

Apsley is a small town in Victoria, Australia. It is on the Wimmera Highway, in the Shire of West Wimmera, 420 kilometres north-west of Melbourne, and 7 kilometres east of the South Australian border. Apsley Police Station opened on 29th November 1884 and was originally located in Wallace Street. It was staffed by one Foot Constable (motor cycle). The building was described, in 1930, as a four-roomed dwelling with an iron roof, set on a quarter of an acre of land. There was a bathroom, a WC, wash-house and a garage. An office adjoined the house and there was also a lockup. The station moved several times until the mid 1960s when a timber residence was moved onto land adjacent to the Post Office. The building is believed to have been transported from the Stawell area. Apsley is one of a handful of one-man police stations in Victoria and its current location, including residence, is at 19 Splatt Street. Apsley was in the Western District when it opened, then in "L" (Wimmera) District from January 1948 and "M" (Highlands/Wimmera) District from March 1990.