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Agency VA 1035
Printing and Publishing Services Victoria (previously known as Victorian Government Printing Office)
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Date Range: By 1851 - 1995
 
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Function

This agency has been responsible for the provision of printing and publishing services to the Victorian Public Service and the Victorian Parliament. The function incorporates the production of items such as legislation, the Government Gazette, Victorian Public Service Notices, Hansard, annual reports and assorted Government forms and publications. It had also been responsible for the administration of Government Advertising.

Between Federation and 1929, the Victorian Government Printing Office (VGPO) was also responsible for the provision of printing services to the Commonwealth public service and Parliament.

This agency was formed by Superintendent La Trobe in 1851. Documents prior to this date were produced by commercial printers loosely designated as Government Printers. Control for activities shortly passed to the Auditor General on 13 September 1851 and thence to the Treasury in 1858. Responsibility passed to VA 430 Department of Property and Services in 1978 and then VA 3007 Department of the Treasury during 1991.

Restructure 1990/1991

Following deregulation of Government printing circa September 1990 (meaning that Government agencies could choose not to use the VGPO), VGPO instituted a review of operations which concluded that the agency should attempt to become commercially viable.

As a result, activities were segmented into four core specialised businesses and a central management group. All remaining activities were either closed or divested.

The name of the organisation was changed to Printing and Publishing Services Victoria (PPSV) coincidental with an administrative move to the Department of the Treasury in February 1992.

The four core business units were:

The Law Printer: Established in June 1990 as the publisher of all Parliamentary items. This work is regarded as the core VGPO work and was the only activity not deregulated.

Corporate Image: launched May 1990 which specialises in the provision of `corporate identity' stationery such as letterheads, business cards and newsletters.

Creative Solutions: conceived as a print brokage and publishing consultancy business and launched in August 1990.

Corporate Image and Creative Solutions currently occupy the same premises. Both have been jointly managed within PPSV since Oct 1991 as Commercial Businesses Group.

Fast Copy: launched around November 1990 as an instant printing and photocopying business.

Fast Copy also acts as a funnel for work of Corporate Image and vice versa.


Location of Records

See below and section 3.18.8 of the List of Holdings 2nd Edition 1985 for records of Printing and Publishing Services, Victoria.
 
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? 1852 - ? 1858 Inwards Correspondence VPRS 1159 North Melbourne Open
? 1866 - ? 1866 Letters Inward regarding the Government Gazette VPRS 12385 North Melbourne Open
? 1900 - ? 1960 Plant Books VPRS 1859 North Melbourne Open
1840 - 1961 Record of Staff Service VPRS 789 North Melbourne Part Open
1856 - 1960 Apprentice Register VPRS 1861 North Melbourne Open
1869 - 1871 Letter Books - Memoranda VPRS 1160 North Melbourne Open
1887 - 1925 Department Orders VPRS 1862 North Melbourne Open
1891 - 1940 Register of Supernumerary Appointments VPRS 1796 North Melbourne Open
1894 - 1937 Retailers' Agreements VPRS 1184 North Melbourne Open
1899 - 1899 Display Board of Postage and Revenue Stamps VPRS 15562 North Melbourne Open
1906 - 1933 Register of Supernumerary Leave VPRS 1799 North Melbourne Open
1908 - 1918 Hansard Cuttings Book VPRS 1863 North Melbourne Open
1911 - 1943 Register of Salaries VPRS 10639 North Melbourne Open
1916 - 1922 Inward Correspondence VPRS 10248 North Melbourne Open
1981 - 1992 General Correspondence Files, Annual Single Number VPRS 9557 North Melbourne Part Open
1986 - 1992 Printing and Publishing Process Cost Accounting Records [Examples Only Retained] VPRS 9683 North Melbourne Open
1992 - cont Unserialised Records VPRS 8351 North Melbourne Closed
Circa 1855 - Circa 1990 Ephemera Collection VPRS 9560 North Melbourne Open
Circa 1879 - Circa 1956 Employment Registers VPRS 1860 North Melbourne Open
Circa 1887 - Circa 1989 Photographs VPRS 9559 North Melbourne Open
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1851 - 1978 Treasurer VRG 23
1978 - 1991 Property and Services VRG 69
1992 - 1992 Treasurer VRG 23
1992 - cont Finance VRG 100
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