Reading room addresses and hours of opening – Fact sheet 1

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National Archives Reference Service
PO Box 7425
CANBERRA BUSINESS CENTRE ACT 2610
AUSTRALIA

National Archives reading rooms are closed on weekends and public holidays.

CanberraHours of opening

Queen Victoria Terrace
PARKES ACT 2600

Tel: (02) 6212 3600
Fax: (02) 6212 3699

GPO Box 7425
CANBERRA BUSINESS CENTRE ACT 2610


Parking/Public transport

9am to 5pm weekdays

Open until 7pm each Tuesday

Records are delivered each weekday at 9.45am, 1.15pm and 3.15pm.

       

Free Wi-Fi access is available to readers who bring a device capable of connecting to a wireless network (eg laptop).

SydneyHours of opening

120 Miller Road
CHESTER HILL NSW 2162

Tel: (02) 9782 4900
Fax: (02) 9782 4999

Locked Bag 4
CHESTER HILL NSW 2162

9am to 4.30pm, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays

No new issue of records after 3.30pm.

MelbourneHours of opening

Victorian Archives Centre
99 Shiel Street
NORTH MELBOURNE VIC 3051

Tel: (03) 9348 5600
Fax: (03) 9348 5628

PO Box 8005
BURWOOD HEIGHTS VIC 3151

10am to 4.30pm, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays

Please allow up to 48 hours for retrieval of records. You can submit an advance request to view records.

The VAC reading room is operated jointly by the National Archives and the Public Record Office Victoria (PROV). Free Wi-Fi access is available to researchers.

BrisbaneHours of opening

16 Corporate Drive
CANNON HILL QLD 4170

Tel: (07) 3249 4200 
Fax: (07) 3249 4299

PO Box 552
CANNON HILL QLD 4170

9am to 4.30pm, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays

PerthHours of opening

384 Berwick Street
EAST VICTORIA PARK WA 6101

Tel: (08) 9470 7500
Fax: (08) 9470 7555

PO Box 1144
EAST VICTORIA PARK WA 6981

9am to 4.30pm, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays

AdelaideHours of opening

South Australian Archives Centre
26–28 Leigh Street
ADELAIDE SA 5000

Tel: (08) 8204 8787
Fax: (08) 8204 8793

GPO Box 9868
ADELAIDE SA 5001

9.30am to 3.30pm, Tuesday to Friday

You must pre-order records for viewing in the reading room. Records will be retrieved within 48 hours. Please submit an advance request to view records.

The reading room at the South Australian Archives Centre is shared between the National Archives and State Records of South Australia.

HobartHours of opening

91 Murray Street
HOBART TAS 7000

Tel: (03) 6165 5607 
Fax: (03) 6233 7902

GPO Box 309
HOBART TAS 7001

9.30am to 5pm, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays

The reading room is shared between the National Archives and the Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office. Researchers can access both Commonwealth and state records from one location. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the building.

DarwinHours of opening

Kelsey Crescent
MILLNER NT 0810

Tel: (08) 8985 0300
Fax: (08) 8985 0399

PO Box 24
NIGHTCLIFF NT 0814

9am to 4.30pm, Tuesday to Friday

Other archival institutions in Australia

For address details of other major archival institutions see:

Translating and relay services available to assist you

If you are deaf, or have a hearing or speech impairment, contact us through the National Relay Service:

  • TTY users phone 133 677 then ask for 1300 886 881
  • Speak and Listen users phone 1300 555 727, then ask for 1300 886 881

If you are a non-English speaking person, you can access an interpreter through the Translating and Interpreter Service (TIS National). Phone 131 450, follow the prompts, and ask for the National Archives reference service on 1300 886 881.

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