Preserving your history for the future
The relocation of 15 million records to our new National Archives Preservation Facility (NAPF) disrupted public access to the Canberra-based collection. With the opening of the facility, business as usual access services have resumed.
Price increaseFrom Tuesday 4 October 2016 the cost to order digital copies of records will increase. As part of the move to provide more of our services online, these price changes will enable the cost-recovery of digitisation and ensure greater digital access to the collection in the future. Find out more
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Note: RecordSearch contains names and images of Indigenous Australians now deceased.
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Researching war service includes information about finding a service record, printing a record, abbreviations, photographs, service medals and more.
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We undertake basic reference work free of charge and aim to respond to inquiries within 30 business days.
Under the Archives Act 1983, the Archives examines records prior to their release to ensure they do not contain material of continuing sensitivity.