National Archives Preservation Facility
Preserving your history for the future
The construction of the National Archives Preservation Facility (NAPF) in Canberra is an exciting evolution for the Archives. It will ensure the preservation of our irreplaceable collection continues into the future.
There will be disruption to access to the Canberra-based collection from 30 October 2016 to 1 July 2017, as we relocate 15 million records from multiple repositories and rehouse them in the NAPF.
More information is available on the National Archives Preservation Facility page.
Search the collection
Use RecordSearch to search our collection.
Note: RecordSearch contains names and images of Indigenous Australians now deceased.
Need proof of arrival in Australia?
Searching for a relative's service record?
Researching war service includes information about finding a service record, printing a record, abbreviations, photographs, service medals and more.
Ask us a question
Can't find what you're looking for? Ask us a question.
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.