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.
FYSHWICK READING ROOM - TEMPORARY CLOSURE
To support Australia’s effort to contain the spread of COVID-19, from Wednesday 25 March 2020 ArchivesACT’s public reading room at 255 Canberra Avenue Fyshwick is temporarily closed to onsite visitors until further notice.
Requests to access records can still be submitted by completing our on-line form. Due to changes in staffing arrangements, some delays may occur in providing access to original records and responding to your requests.
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.