COVID-19: Important information about our services

The National Archives is closely monitoring COVID-19 response measures in all states and territories.

Please check our visit us page for:

  • current office opening hours
  • conditions of entry
  • site-specific physical distancing measures
  • other requirements set out by state, territory and federal governments. 

If additional restrictions are put in place, there may be delays in processing digitisation orders or providing access to records.

Measures we put in place are designed to protect the health and safety of our visitors, clients and staff in line with government advice.

If you are feeling unwell, please postpone your visit. We would love to see you when you are feeling better.

Below are some frequently asked questions about the status of our services and how you can continue to access your National Archives.

Frequently asked questions

We very much appreciate your patience and support during these challenging times – stay well and use this time to actively engage with Australia’s arts and cultural heritage online.