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  • Territory Records Office


  • State

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Senior Adviser Information Access




Level 1, Woden Library, Corner Furzer and Corinna Streets, Woden




Australian Capital Territory

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02 6205 3510



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Self-government was introduced into the ACT in 1989. Until this time, records on the administration of the territory were the responsibility of the Commonwealth. In 1994 the National Archives of Australia transferred ownership of these early records to the ACT Government.

ArchivesACT was established in 2008 to provide public access to both these historic records and the subsequent records of the ACT Government. ArchivesACT allow the community the opportunity to engage in the history of governance in the Territory including key decisions, social policy and political debate.

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Public records are created by:

  • government agencies, Territory Owned Corporations and authorities
  • the courts and tribunals
  • government schools, secondary colleges and tertiary institutions
  • public hospitals and health centres, and
  • other public offices.

They have value for historical, genealogical, social or other research and document the status, rights and entitlements of the people of the Australian Capital Territory.

Mandatos/Fontes de autoridade

Territory Records Act 2002 (ACT)

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Políticas de gestão e entrada de documentos

ArchivesACT provides access to publicly available ACT Government records older than 20 years. We are not a collecting agency and do not accept donations.

The records that are available have been appraised against the approved Records Disposal Schedule for the relevant function and activity of government. The approved Records Disposal Schedules are notifiable instruments and are publicly available on the ACT Legislation Register.


ArchivesACT does not store records onsite. Records are ordered and delivered to our Reading Room for public access.

Acervos documentais

ACT Government records older than 20 years.

Instrumentos de pesquisa, guias e publicações

Information resources are available on our website and include finding aids, indexes and research guides.

ArchivesACT publishes a monthly article ‘Find of the Month’ based on records of interest to the Canberra community.

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horário de funcionamento

Reading Room: Open to the public by appointment only, Monday to Friday 10am–4pm.
Closed public holidays.

Condição de acesso e uso

Advance bookings are required as records are not held onsite. Please contact us to make a booking:
Phone: 02 6205 3510


ArchivesACT is located on the first floor of the Woden Library, access is via stairs or a lift from inside the Woden Library. There are four disabled parking space adjacent to the library as well as some short-term parking.

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serviços de pesquisa

Reference enquiries can be made via our ‘Request a Record’ service at:

Archives staff do not undertake research on your behalf, however, as many of the record management tools are not public, they will identify and suggest files that may support your research. A new record search tool is currently under development (as at 2018).

serviços de reprodução

Researchers are able to make photographic copies of the records with their own cameras.

Researchers who are unable to attend the Reading Room may be provided with digital copies of records at the discretion of archives staff.

Áreas públicas

Free wifi is available.

There is a coffee shop in the Woden Library building and many others in the Woden Plaza shopping precinct.

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Entered 20 April 2018

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  • Arts and Culture (Thematic area)
  • Built Environment (Thematic area)
  • Educação (Thematic area)
  • Ambiente (Thematic area)
  • Geography (Thematic area)
  • Law and Justice (Thematic area)
  • Medicine and Health (Thematic area)
  • Natural Resources (Thematic area)
  • Politics and Government (Thematic area)
  • Passatempos / Lazer / Desportos (Thematic area)
  • Social Organisations and Activities (Thematic area)
  • Transportation (Thematic area)
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Contacto principal

Level 1, Woden Library, Corner Furzer and Corinna Streets, Woden
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2606