Here are some Internet sites to access photographs and information on Historic Melbourne and Victoria.
Victorian Places www.victorianplaces.com.au
This website has the history of many towns and suburbs in Victoria. It also has some photographs.
Melbourne Encyclopedia www.emelbourne.net.au
Everything you want to know about greater Melbourne from history to architecture, law to literature and everything in between.
State Library of Victoria www.slv.vic.gov.au
Has thousands of digitized photographs and maps of Victorian places. There is a search box on the Home page but they also have another search portal that sometimes gives different results https://www.slv.vic.gov.au/search-discover
Museums Victoria https://museumvictoria.com.au/
The Biggest Family Album collection has 9,000 photographs from rural and regional Victoria many supplied by members of the public. Access the Biggest Family Album here https://collections.museumvictoria.com.au/articles/2876
Public Records Office of Victoria www.prov.vic.gov.au
Has many photographs including specific collections such as the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games, Public Transport photographs and School buildings. Access them here www.prov.vic.gov.au/explore-collection/photographic-collections
National Archives of Australia www.naa.gov.au
Includes a large collection of Post Office photos and photographs from other Federal Government organizations.
Trove is an aggregator and collects photographs from other sites including the State Library of Victoria, National Library of Australia, Museums Victoria and many more.
Flickr is a photo sharing sites and has millions of photographs supplied by individuals and Institutions. Not always easy to find what you want.
Youtube is a video sharing site and you may discover videos of a town you are interested in. There is a great video of gliding footage taken at the Casey airfield in Berwick in 1960, which has great shots of the surrounding countryside, when Berwick was a country town. The video is called 'Queer Birds' and you can access it here.
Historical Societies and other Historical focused websites - here are just a few
Wyndham History - Werribee, Hoppers Crossing and surrounds http://www.wyndhamhistory.net.au/
Stonnington History - Malvern and Prahran - http://www.stonnington.vic.gov.au/Discover/History
Wikinorthia - resources on the Northern suburbs - http://www.wikinorthia.net.au/
Dandenong & District Historical Society http://ddhs.com.au/
Railways Here's a list of railway sites that show not only trains but have photos of Railway Stations and sometimes photos of the towns
Mark Bau Victorian Railways www.victorianrailways.net
Weston Langford Railway photography www.westonlangford.com
Museum Victoria https://museumvictoria.com.au/railways/
Public Records Office of Victoria https://www.prov.vic.gov.au/explore-collection/explore-topic/photographs-and-film/public-transport-photo-collection
You need to join Facebook - it's free, but once you do you can access lots of historical sites - Lost Melbourne , Lost Country Victoria, Casey Cardi nia Heritage, Koo-Wee-Rup Swamp Historical Society, Ballarat History, Malvern Historical Society, Gippsland History - the list is endless. If you have an interest in a particular area then you will find a Facebook site on that area.