Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited Group Archive, Melbourne

Identity area



Authorized form of name

Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited Group Archive, Melbourne

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

  • ANZ Bank Group Archive


  • Business

Contact area


Manager, ANZ Group Archive



Street address

Mt Waverley





Country name

Postal code



03 8655 7478



Description area


Australia and New Zealand Bank Ltd was formed in 1951 following the merger of the Bank of Australasia and the Union Bank of Australia.

In 1970 the Australia and New Zealand Bank Ltd merged with the English Scottish and Australian Bank to form the Australian and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd.

Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

Administrative structure

Records management and collecting policies

Records of ANZ Banking Group Ltd and its predecessors, excluding records of customers' accounts.



Records of Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited and its subsidiaries and predecessors. Including:

  • Bank of Australasia, 1833-1951
  • Union Bank of Australia, 1837-1951
  • Bank of South Australia, 1836-1892
  • English, Scottish & Australian Bank, 1852-1970
  • Commercial Bank of Tasmania, 1829-1921
  • Bank of Adelaide, 1865-1979
  • National Mutual Royal Bank, 1985-1990
  • Royal Bank of Australasia and South Africa/Bank of South Africa, 1833-1837
  • Dalgety Finance Limited, 1962-1993
  • London Bank of Australia, 1852-1921
  • Royal Bank of Australia, 1888-1927.

Quantity: 1,800m

Finding aids, guides and publications

Butlin, S J, Australia and New Zealand Bank Limited. Longmans, 1961
Merrett, D T, ANZ Bank: A History of the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited and its Constituents. Allen & Unwin, 1985.

Access area

Opening times

Open by appointment only.
Closed public holidays.

Access conditions and requirements

Onsite access generally limited to post-graduate research only. Proof of identity required. All visitors must sign an access agreement.

Minimum closed period of 30 years applies to all records.


People with disabilities: access is available to all relevant areas of the building. Onsite parking is available.

Services area

Research services

Limited research service conducted by Archivists at no charge. Please phone or email to enquire about research.

Reproduction services

Reproduction available by arrangement: this may incur a cost, depending on size and format.

Researchers can use their own camera to photograph records if 'Permission to Photograph Form' and 'Reproduction Agreement' have been completed and authorised.

Public areas

No public internet access. Cafeteria onsite.

Control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used


Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Revised 10 January 2022




Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Industry, Manufacturing and Commerce (Thematic area)
  • Clipboard

Primary contact

Mt Waverley
Melbourne, Victoria 3149