ArchivesACT was established in 2008 as a section of the Territory Records Office. The role of ArchivesACT is to facilitate access to the ACT Government archives.
ArchivesACT has relocated
ArchivesACT has reopened in our new location at 255 Canberra Avenue Fyshwick. Please note that our business processes will remain the same. To have access to ACT Government records you can fill in a request form describing your research topic. We will identify any relevant ACT Government records that are available and contact you to arrange a time for you to visit our Reading Room. To speak to an archivist in person you are most welcome to drop in for a chat. Our opening hours are 9.30 - 5pm weekdays.
ArchivesACT are here to help you begin your research journey by providing finding guides, recommending relevant records and facilitating access to original material.
Interested in your house history? These registers document the history of government public housing in Canberra up until 1968.
Read histories of the Soldier Settlers in the Canberra region.
Go to the ACT Government’s Open Access Website for documents released under the Freedom of Information Act 2016.