The National Archives of Australia


The databanks provide free online access to a limited - and yet considerable - amount of the material currently in the catalogue. Basic searchability is free of charge and more advanced options require a free registration.

Fee Policy

General search is open to the public, but to view records in the reading room or save search results, people need to become a Registered User (or log in as a Guest). Also available are specific Research Guides that can be read online for free or purchased as hardcopy books

Free Retrieved Material

Reference and online material can be easily and freely retrieved by any user, while more advanced options require a free registration (or log in as a Guest)

Linking Richness

The Archives provide many useful links for further inquiries, particularly to other Australian Government agencies and professional organizations related to archives and records management