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Commonwealth Bank of Australia


Street address
Level 4 133 Liverpool Street Sydney, 2000
Postal address
As above
(02) 9101 7227
(02) 9101 7232
Enquiries to
Reference Archivist


Officer in charge
Information and Archives Manager
Hours & facilities
On-site search room (by appointment only). Mail enquiries should be addressed to the Reference Archivist.
Access is restricted to some materials.
Acquisition focus
The Archives holds records of enduring value which form part of the corporate memory of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. HoldingsĀ  include records and other documentation from the Commonwealth Bank and from other entities that have been amalgamated. CBA Archives holds records in all formats and its acquisitions include clothing, equipment, and memorabilia.
Major holdings
  • Business records of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia including : Board Papers and related documents, photographs, property records and building plans, branch records and staffing records.
  • Documentation such as product disclosure and customer information material, advertising, and in-house distributions (e.g. staff magazine Bank Notes).
  • Inherited archives from the State Bank of NSW (1931-1994) incorporating the Rural Bank and from Colonial Limited (1873-2000) incorporating Colonial Mutual.
  • Various materials relating to other amalgamated entities e.g. Government Savings Bank of New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia.

Many pre-1965 records are held by the Reserve Bank (RBA). Pre-amalgamation contents of the Archives of the Sate Bank of Victoria are at the Public Record Office Victoria (PROV). Records of the Trust Bank are held by the Archives Office of Tasmania and the Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery Launceston.
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Last updated: Oct. 11, 2010