Statement of Purpose

We present lively and inclusive programs that tell Victorian stories, contribute to community connectedness, and inspire a sense of place.

We work in partnership with First Nations people and Victorian communities to present diverse perspectives on the past, including ‘difficult’ histories.

We bring the Old Treasury Building to life and nurture it for the people of Victoria and beyond.



We will create a lively and welcoming museum that tells engaging stories, contributes to the cultural vibrancy of the city and is a leading cultural heritage destination in Melbourne.



The Old Treasury Building staff are:
Margaret Anderson
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Sally Bodinnar
Operations Manager
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Katie Dunning
Marketing & Digital Development
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Committee of Management

The Old Treasury Building Reserve Committee of Management is a body incorporated under the Crown Land (Reserves) Act 1978 appointed to manage issues relating to the areas of the Old Treasury Building Reserve pursuant to its powers under the Act and the Crown Land (Reserves) Regulations 1999. These powers include but are not limited to powers to issue permits for specified purposes; powers to set aside specified areas of the Reserve for parking and other uses; and powers to manage the safety and security of the Treasury Reserve. The role of the Committee includes, but is not limited to encouraging greater public access and appreciation of the Old Treasury Building; ensure that the Old Treasury Building’s architectural heritage values and contents are preserved and maintained; and ensure that any alterations and additions, including signage, in the Reserve are tasteful and sympathetic to the architecture and heritage of the Old Treasury Building. The Committee approves in principle works to be undertaken on the Reserve and relevant publications. The Committee operates in conjunction with, and uses the resources of, the Department’s Government Services Division regarding works to be undertaken on the Reserve.

The current board of the Old Treasury Building Reserve Committee of Management is:

Chair: Professor Marian Quartly

Committee: Corey Hale, Ian Wight, Associate Professor Judith Smart, Professor Janet McCalman and Dr Bart Zino.

Secretary: Alex Au

The committee meets 4 times per year.


Annual Report

Annual Report 2022-23

Annual Report 2021-22

Annual Report 2020-21

Annual Report 2019-20

Annual Report 2018-19

Annual Report 2017-18

Annual Report 2016-17

Annual Report 2015-16

Annual Report 2014-15



Gift Policy


Business Information

The Old Treasury Building is a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-For-Profit Commission.

The OTBs charitable objectives are:

  • Provide free access to creative, engaging and educational experiences
  • Conserve, maintain and interpret the nationally significant historic building and its collections
  • Create strong relationships with other cultural institutions and become recognised as a vibrant destination for Victorian, national and international visitors
  • Research and mount temporary and permanent exhibitions in partnership with the Public Record Office Victoria (PROV)
  • Engage new audiences and stay connected with current followers through a variety of public programs, digital platforms and creative partnerships
  • Attract a broad profile of local and other tourists through strongly- marketed cultural exhibitions and programs


The Old Treasury Building is a member of the Collins Street Precinct, Volunteering Victoria and VTIC.


Old Treasury Building Reserve Committee of Management Inc ABN- 57 919 514 317



Public Record Office Victoria

A dynamic partnership with Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) gives the Old Treasury Building access to the state’s archival treasures for use in exhibitions. Documents held in the state archives vary enormously, from records tracing the physical development of the state, including early land sales and the growth of manufacturing industry, to documents reflecting changes in the lives of Victorian people, from the beginnings of European settlement. A wonderful photographic archive charts the growth of the state in pictures.

The Old Treasury Building develops a regular program of exhibitions in partnership with PROV, including both long-term and temporary exhibitions. Find out more about these exhibitions on our What's On page.