Spy: Espionage in Australia - CLOSED

Revealed for the first time at the National Archives: the curious history of espionage in Australia. Developed in partnership with ASIO.

Event details

Events and Exhibitions

Date & time

29 November 2019 to 27 April 2020

Open 9am to 5pm


National Archives
National Office
Kings Avenue
Parkes ACT 2600



Often cloaked in myth, the stories of spies are sometimes stranger than fiction.

For the first time at the National Archives, Spy: Espionage in Australia reveals the personal experiences of secret agents and the curious history of espionage and counter-espionage in Australia, from Federation through to the present day.

See genuine spy equipment, surveillance images and candid interviews with ASIO officers. Play the part of a secret agent in the interactive family trail. Test your skills at codebreaking and reading invisible ink.

Spy brings the stories of spies out of the shadows and into the light.

Exhibition development and national tour supported by the Australian Government Visions of Australia, National Collecting Institutions Touring and Outreach Program, and Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO).

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