Welcome to ArchivesACT

ArchivesACT provides access to publicly available ACT Government records older than 20 years.

To assist in accessing the records, ArchivesACT:

  • Contacts ACT Government agencies on behalf of requestors;
  • Checks that the archives do not contain material that is exempt from public access;
  • Makes arrangements for the requestor to view the archives in a secure reading room;
  • Makes arrangements for any reproduction of the contents;
  • Assists in locating the agency copyright holder to facilitate the permissions process; and
  • Writes finding aids and research guides to assist members of the public in locating records in the sphere of interest.

For more information about ArchivesACT click on the following links:


Guide to Government Records about Canberra

ArchivesACT and National Archives have produced a guide to records about Canberra, 'Government Records About the Australian Capital Territory' by Ted Ling.

Download your free copy here: PDF IconPDF 2.53Mb or buy a hard copy from the
Canberra Museum and Gallery on Civic Square: Click here to go to the CMAG Website

Canberra Research Guide Cover