Each record includes a transcript. The amount of information listed varies, but the Victoria Outward Passenger Lists 1852-1915 usually include the following information about your ancestor:
This index contains the records of passengers who, between 1852 and 1915, embarked on journeys departing from Victoria and arriving in ports across Australia and around the world.
Passenger lists vary widely in size, length, and level of detail, as there was no standardised format. Some record only a minimum of information about the passengers, while others are quite detailed.
Note that some passengers were listed only under their surnames, or their first name initials, or as part of a family group (for example, ‘Mr Jones and family’). Also, women, children, servants and passengers who travelled in steerage were sometimes not recorded on passenger lists.
Until 1871, assisted passenger lists were kept separately from unassisted passengers.
Assisted passengers Assisted passengers or migrants were those who migrated under sponsorship schemes, meaning their voyage was subsidised either fully or partially by the colonial government.
Unassisted passengers Unassisted passengers or migrants were those who paid their own fare or were privately sponsored. Prior to 1852, it was not required for the names of unassisted passengers to be recorded, making it difficult to assess how complete the existing passenger lists are.
Data provided by Public Record Office Victoria and is the result of over twenty years' work by a dedicated of team of volunteer transcribers.