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The Map Collection holds aerial photographs providing detailed coverage over a range of dates for the Melbourne Metropolitan Area. It also holds limited coverage of most Victorian Cities and Towns and some coverage of Other Areas of Interest. The collection includes around 15,000 hard copy aerial photos.
Please note that references to scale throughout this document are approximate.

This collection is devoted to academic study and copies are not available to private individuals due to copyright restrictions.

For information on the Victorian Goverments current aerial photography project go to VicMap Imagery.

Victorian aerial photography dating from 1930's to 1994 can be accessed in hard copy form only at the Land Information Centre, 57 Cherry Lane, Laverton North, 3826.

Photographic prints and enlargements can be ordered from the following suppliers of Aerial Photography Services.

 



Online satellite photography for major cities of Australia and the world can be viewed from these sites. In many case this includes :

Nearmap - Australian Capital cities. Web browser. Regularly updated. Coverage maps

Google Earth - World. Download interface and instal required.
Google Maps - World. Web browser.

Microsoft Bing Maps - World.

Flash Earth - World. Web browser. Combines several aerial photography online sources.

Open Street Map - OpenStreetMap allows you to view, edit and use geographical data in a collaborative way from anywhere on Earth.

Explore Victoria - 2004, 05 & 06. From the Victorian Department of Sustainability. Includes many other layers.


For more information on any of the following holdings, or other aerial photography, please contact the Map Collection.


Map Collection Melbourne Area Holdings

The major holdings include:

Digital:

  • Melbourne, 2007-8 colour, digital (ecw)
    (0.35 metre pixels, covers Melbourne and region)
  • Melbourne, 2006-7 colour, digital (ecw)
    (0.35 metre pixels, covers Melbourne and region)
  • Melbourne, 2005-6 colour, digital (ecw)
    (0.35 metre pixels, covers Melbourne and region)
  • Melbourne, 2001 colour, digital (ecw)
    (0.35 metre pixels, covers Melbourne and region)
  • Melbourne, 1945 b+w, 1:5,000
    (selected photomosaics of the Melbourne urban area)

Hardcopy Only:

  • Melbourne, 1989 colour, 1:15,000
    (complete coverage of Melbourne and region)
  • Melbourne, 1970 b+w, 1:10,000
    (complete coverage of the Melbourne urban area)
  • Melbourne, 1945 b+w, 1:5,000
    (selected photomosaics of the Melbourne urban area)
  • Inner Melbourne, 1992 colour, 1:5,000
    (enlargements of inner Melbourne)
  • Melbourne CBD, 1945-1992, scale varies
    (coverage at approximately five year intervals)

Victorian Cities and Towns

List of Victorian towns for which aerial photography is held, in alphabetical order of placename.

Town Name Sheet No. Scale Date           Colour or B&W
         
Aireys Inlet 7721 1:25,000 19-Feb-84 B&W
Albury 8225 1:25,000 24-Oct-91 Colour
Alexandria 8023 1:40,000 10-Feb-82 B&W
Anglesea 7721 1:25,000 19-Feb-84 B&W
Appollo Bay 7620 1:25,000 06-Jan-83 B&W
Ararat 7423 1:25,000 02-Jan-98 B&W
Bacchus Marsh 7722 1:25,000 24-Oct-82 B&W
Bairnsdale 8422 1:25,000 26-Nov-78 B&W
Ballan 7722 1:25,000 13-Dec-77 B&W
Ballarat 7622 1:25,000 10-Sep-81 B&W
Ballarat 7622 1:25,000 30-Nov-90 Colour
Barooga (NSW) 8026 1:25,000 09-Dec-92 Colour
Barwon Heads 7721 1:25,000 17-May-84 B&W
Beach Forest 7620 1:25,000 13-Feb-83 B&W
Beachworth 8225 1:25,000 22-Sep-82 B&W
Bellfield Settlement 7423 1:25,000 08-Jan-80 B&W
Benalla 8024 1:25,000 11-Jan-93 Colour
Bendigo 8024 1:25,000 12-Nov-90 Colour
Bendigo 7724 1:25,000 11-Nov-80 B&W
Beufort 7523 1:25,000 02-Jan-80 B&W
Beulah 7326 1:40,000? 05-Mar-73 B&W
Birchip 7426 1:25,000 17-Nov-78 B&W
Blackwood 7723 1:25,000 22-Dec-89 Colour
Bright 8224 1:50,000 18-Mar-80 B&W
Broadford 7923 1:25,000 24-12-89 Colour
Buchan 8522 1:25,000 29-Jan-92 Colour
Buninyong 7622 1:25,000 10-Sep-81 B&W
Camperdown 7521 1:25,000 10-Mar-83 B&W
Casterton 7122 1:25,000 29-Nov-75 B&W
Castlemaine 7723 1:25,000 22-Dec-89 Colour
Castlemaine 7723 1:25,000 11-Dec-81 B&W
Charlton 7527 1:25,000 15-Dec-78 B&W
Cobram 8026 1:25,000 09-Dec-92 Colour
Cohuna 7626 1:25,000 13-Nov-89 Colour
Colac 7621 1:25,000 12-Dec-82 B&W
Corryong 8425 !:25,000 22-Feb-86 B&W
Coleraine 7222 1:25,000 17-Jan-76 B&W
Creswick 7623 1:25,000 08-Oct-81 B&W
Daylesford 7723 1:25,000 12-Oct-81 B&W
Dimboola 2325 1:25,000 24-Mar-81 B&W
Drouin 8021 1:25,000 12-Jan-90 Colour
Echuca 7825 1:25,000 19-Oct-90 Colour
Echuca 7825 1:40,000 02-Dec-82 B&W
Edenhope 7123 1:25,000 24-Feb-82 B&W
Eildon 8023 1:50,000 31-Dec-78 B&W
Euroa 8024 1:50,000 03-Mar-82 B&W
Euston (NSW) 7428 1:25,000 13-Dec-88 Colour
Fish Creek 8120 1:25,000 10-Dec-80 B&W
Foster 8120 1:25,000 26-Nov-80 B&W
Geelong 7721 1:25,000 01-May-84 B&W
Geelong (Melb metro mosaic) n/a 0.35m pixels   2001 colour; digital
Gordan 7722 1:25,000 13-Dec-77 B&W
Halls Gap 7423 1:25,000 08-Jan-80 B&W
Hamilton 7322 1:25,000 26-Oct-79 B&W
Healsville 8022 1:25,000 04-Nov-82 B&W
Heathcote 7824 1:25,000 22-Dec-89 Colour
Heyfield 8222 1:25,000 ? Colour
Horsham 7324 1:25,000 27-Feb-82 B&W
Inverloch 8020 1:25,000 13-Jan-91 Colour
Kerang 7626 1:40,000 18-Dec-83 B&W
Kilmore 7823 1:25,000 06-Feb-84 B&W
Korumburra 8021 1:25,000 07-Dec-79 B&W
Kyneton 7723 1:25,000 12-Oct-81 B&W
Lakes Entrance 8422 1:41,000 20-Feb-90 Colour
Lakes Entrance 8422 1:25,000 02-Dec-78 B&W
Leongatha 8021 1:25,000 14-Dec-79 B&W
Lorne 7620 1:25,000 18-May-83 B&W
Maffa 8222 1:25,000 17-Dec-88 Colour
Mallacoota 8823 1:25,000 29-Jan-90 Colour
Manangatong 7427 1:25,000 19-Apr-83 B&W
Mansfield 8123 1:25,000 14-Jan-92 Colour
Maryborough 7623 1:25,000 14-Dec-79 B&W
Mildura 7329 1:25,000 26-Nov-80 B&W
Mildura 7329 1:25,000 03-Jul-92 Colour
Moama (NSW) 7825 1:25,000 19-Oct-90 Colour
Moe 8121 1:40,000 06-Feb-82 B&W
Mooroopna 7925 1:40,000 18-Jan-83 B&W
Mooroopna 7925 1:40,000 05-Nov-90 Colour
Morewell 8121 1:40,000 07-Feb-81 B&W
Mortlake 7421 1:25,000 23-Sep-83 B&W
Mt. Beauty 8324 1:25,000 15-Dec-88 Colour
Mt. Buller 8123 1:25,000 27-Feb-92 Colour
Myrtleford 8224 1:50,000 18-Mar-80 B&W
Nagambie 7924 1:25,000 21-Nov-89 Colour
Nathalia 7925 1:25,000 19-Nov-90 B&W
Nhill 7225 1:25,000 25-Mar-81 B&W
Nowingi 7328 1:20,000 16-Apr-83 B&W
Numurkah 7925 1:50,000 05-Dec-82 B&W
Omeo 8423 1:45,000 09-Jan-77 B&W
Orbost 8522 1:25,000 09-Oct-81 B&W
Ouyen 7327 1:20,000 27-Nov-75 B&W
Paynesville 8422 1:25,000 02-Dec-78 B&W
Phillip Island 7921 1:25,000 28-Nov-89 Colour
Port Campbell 7420 1:25,000 02-Jan-91 Colour
Port Campbell 7420 1:25,000 13-Feb-83 B&W
Port Fairy 7321 1:25,000 03-Jan-81 B&W
Portarlingan 7821 1:25,000 04-Feb-84 B&W
Portland 7221 1:25,000 02-Feb-81 B&W
Queenscliff 7821 1:25,000 17-May-84 B&W
Robinvale 7428 1:25,000 13-Dec-88 Colour
Robinvale 7428 1:25,000 20-Apr-83 B&W
Rokewood 7622 1:25,000 16-Sep-81 B&W
Rutherglen 8125 1:25,000 02-May-82 B&W
Sale 8321 1:25,000 27-Nov-78 B&W
Seymour 7923 1:25,000 14-Dec-83 B&W
Shepparton 7925 1:40,000 18-Jan-83 B&W
Shepparton 7925 1:40,000 05-Nov-90 Colour
St. Arnaud 7524 1:25,000 27-Dec-73 B&W
Stawell 7423 1:25,000 30-Oct-79 B&W
Stratford 8322 1:25,000 27-Apr-90 Colour
Swan Hill 7627 1:15,000 18-Apr-83 B&W
Swifts Creek 8423 1:40,000 14-Jan-85 B&W
Taralgon 8221 1:30,000 17-Mar-80 B&W
The Walnuts 8423 1:40,000 14-Jan-85 B&W
Tallangatta 8325 1:25,000 6-Jan-88 Colour
Tidal River 8119 1:40,000 14-Jan-81 B&W
Torquay 7721 1:25,000 19-Feb-84 B&W
Tresthan 7723 1:25,000 12-Oct-81 B&W
Walhalla 8122 1:50,000 12-Mar-80 B&W
Wangaratta 8125 1:25,000 22-Sep-82 B&W
Waraknabeal 7325 1:25,000 23-Mar-81 B&W
Warnambool 7321 1:25,000 14-Dec-88 Colour
Warragul 8021 1:25,000 02-Oct-79 B&W
Whitfield 8124 1:50,000 07-Apr-82 B&W
Winchelsea 7621 1:25,000 10-Mar-83 B&W
Wodonga 8225 1:25,000 24-Oct-91 Colour
Wodonga 8225 1:25,000 22-Sep-82 B&W
Wonthaggi 8020 1:25,000 14-Dec-79 B&W
Woodend 7823 1:25,000 06-Feb-84 B&W
Yallorn Nth. 8121 1:40,000 06-Feb-82 B&W
Yallourn 8121 1:40,000 06-Feb-82 B&W
Yarragon 8121 1:25,000 14-Oct-91 Colour
Yarram 8220 1:25,000 02-Feb-91 Colour
Yarrawonga 8125 1:25,000 22-Sep-82 B&W
Yea 7923 1:25,000 24-Dec-89 Colour
Yea 7923 1:25,000 24-Dec-89 Colour
         

Other Areas of Interest

Aerial photographs are also held for a number of areas of interest around Victoria, such as the Otways, Wilsons Promontory and the snowfields areas; please contact the Map Collection for details of these aerial photographs.


 
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