Agency Service Centre

The Agency Service Centre provides a single point of contact for all National Archives records advice. If you work for an Australian Government agency and you need help with your information and records management, please contact us by using the form below.

Inquiry form

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About the Agency Service Centre

The Agency Service Centre (ASC) can help you with advice on records and information management related issues, such as:

  • The Archives Act 1983
  • digital transition and information management
  • disposal freezes and Records Retention Notices issued by the Archives
  • machinery-of-government changes
  • normal administrative practice
  • records authorities
  • sentencing
  • transferring records to the Archives

Responding to your enquiry

We aim to respond to your enquiry within 5 business days.

If your enquiry is urgent, please let us know and we’ll try to respond within your timeframe. This may not always be possible and will depend on the type of enquiry.

We may need more time for more complex issues, or where input is required from other areas of the Archives. We will discuss this with you and keep you informed as your enquiry progresses.

To check the progress of your enquiry or to provide additional information please contact us.

Advice for non-Government staff

If you believe you hold Australian Government (Commonwealth) information or records and are not sure what to do with it, please contact us. We can provide advice on what to do and where to take this information or record.

Contact us

The Agency Service Centre is available 9am-5pm, Mon-Fri (excluding public holidays).

Telephone: 02 6212 3610

Reference Services

If your enquiry relates to records in the collection, please contact the National Reference Service.

Lending services

If you represent a government agency and would like to contact us about records you have on loan, please contact Lending Services.

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