Notices

Scheduled maintenance notice

On 15 and 16 May, RecordSearch will be offline for some scheduled maintenance. During this time you will only be able to search and view online records. We apologise for any inconvenience.

New Passenger arrivals index entries

An additional 168,000 index entries for arrivals mainly in 1950 were loaded on the index on Friday, 28 March. The index now has over 1 million name entries.

Searchable PDFs

From February 2014 our RecordSearch system allows you to view and download high resolution searchable PDFs for newly digitised records. On records where this is available the PDF icon and link will display.

Search the collection

Use RecordSearch to conduct a:

  • Basic search
  • Advanced search
  • NameSearch
  • PhotoSearch or
  • Passenger arrivals index search

Note: RecordSearch contains names of images of Indigenous Australians now deceased.

New PhotoSearch

Try our new PhotoSearch – browse, discover, map and share.

RecordSearch Forum

The RecordSearch Forum is a place where you can share tips on using RecordSearch with other users, ask questions about how best to search for records, or provide feedback to the Archives on RecordSearch.

Access Examination Project

Track the Archives' progress on clearing its access examination backlog.

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