The Former Commonwealth Note and Stamp Printing Department located in Fitzroy has been included in the Victorian Heritage Register. The building is significant as the former origin of all legal tender in Australia when Melbourne was the capital of Australia.
It is historically significant as one of a suite of buildings constructed during the important period when Melbourne was the seat of government from Federation in 1901, to 1927 when Parliament was established in Canberra. Other buildings constructed during this period include the Federal Court of Australia (VHR H1476) and the Former Mail Exchange (VHR H0881). These buildings were constructed to perform specific Commonwealth duties and as symbols of the new nation, were designed to focus on modernity, efficiency and innovation.
Recent registrations also include the former Elsternwick Fire Station, the Kilmore brewery site and a fascinating collection from the Tatura World War II Internment and POW camps.
More information on all of these registrations can be found here.