Directory of Archives in Australia

The Directory of Archives in Australia was first published as a print publication in 1983 by the Australian Society of Archivists (ASA) and evolved into a web version in 1996. It was originally designed to include all archives and manuscript repositories in Australia.

The ASA is the peak professional body for archivists in Australia. It was formed in response to the growth of archival, recordkeeping and heritage preservation services in Australia, and the increasing demand for archival and recordkeeping skills in community organisations, corporate entities and government.

The content in this Directory is currently in the process of being updated. If your organisation has an entry listed in the Directory that you would like to update, please see the Directory Entry Form.

For assistance in searching and browsing the Directory, please see the Directory Search Tips.

AtoM Application

The Directory uses the AtoM open source archival description application. See the online documentation to learn how to get started with AtoM, including how to customize and edit this page to suit your own website.

AtoM is a collaborative project with the aim to provide the international archival community with a free, open source software application to manage archival descriptions in accord with ICA standards.

The goal is to provide an easy to use, multilingual application that is fully web based and will allow institutions to make their archival collections available online.