Upcoming events

The National Archives has a program of events in Canberra and around the country, including public talks, research workshops and conferences. Browse papers and podcasts from past events.

Events at the National Archives of Australia may be photographed and recorded. Please inform the photographer if you do not want your photograph taken.

Special viewings: Federation Gallery

Royal Commission of Assent, 9 July 1900 (detail). (NAA: A5137, 1)

Every Friday, 12–2pm
Sunday 9 July, 9am–5pm
Saturday 23 – Monday 25 September, 9am–5pm
Saturday 30 September – Monday 2 October, 9am–5pm

View rarely seen Federation documents, including the Constitution.
Powerful. Compelling. Beautiful.

National Archives of Australia
Queen Victoria Terrace
Parkes ACT 2600

Free, bookings not required

Storytime at the Archives

Teacher and children sitting on the floor.
Migrant school children at a Melbourne hostel, 1979. (A12111, 2/1979/31A/3)

7–28 June, 17 July – 22 September, 10am | Canberra

Enjoy storytime every Wednesday in ACT term time, as we bring to life Australian stories, followed by craft activities. Best suited to pre-schoolers, but all children under five welcome.

National Archives of Australia
Queen Victoria Terrace
Parkes ACT 2600

Free, bookings not required

Rights, respect, equality: finding your way through Indigenous war service records

Joe McGinness' service record ID photograph
Joe McGinness' service record ID photograph, 1942. (NAA: B883, DX977)

Tuesday 27 June, 5pm | Canberra

Learn how Archives records can provide a greater understanding of the experiences of Indigenous Australians who served their country in wartime.

National Archives of Australia
Queen Victoria Terrace
Parkes ACT 2600

Free, bookings essential:

Bookings via Eventbrite

Constitution Day Speakers' Forum: the democratic disruption

Friday 7 July, 1.30pm | Canberra

Social media has the power to rapidly cultivate groundswell for causes and champion the rights of citizens. Is the Constitution alone enough to safeguard the institution of democracy today?

Hear what the experts have to say.

Alice Drury, Legal Director, GetUp!* | Sam Roggeveen, The Lowy Institute | Dr Vanessa Teague, Computing and Information Systems, Melbourne University

*Henny Smith no longer appearing as advertised

MC and moderator: Damien Carrick, ABC Radio National

Light refreshments included.

National Archives of Australia
Queen Victoria Terrace
Parkes ACT 2600

Free, bookings essential:

Bookings via Eventbrite

20th-century immigration to Australia: records in the National Archives

Finnish couple seated with their two children - looking through a brochure.
Finnish family arrives at Sydney airport, 1968. (NAA: A12111, 1/1968/4/20)

Tuesday 11 July, 11am | Sydney

Learn how to find 20th-century immigration records in the Archives' collection.

National Archives of Australia
120 Miller Road
Chester Hill NSW 2162

Free, bookings essential: Please phone (02) 9782 4900 or email events@naa.gov.au

News from the Archives

Women seated at large desks typing
Typing pool in the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme office, Sydney, 1950. (NAA: A11016, 325)

Wednesday 9 August, 3pm | Perth

Learn about Archives records and how to access them, and about microform material recently made available online.

National Archives of Australia
384 Berwick St
East Victoria Park WA 6101

Free, bookings essential: Please phone (08) 9427 3111 or email nfhm@slwa.wa.gov.au

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