Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives Inc, Melbourne

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Authorized form of name

Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives Inc, Melbourne

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Committee of Management



Street address

Level 5/615 St Kilda Road, Melbourne Postal address: PO Box 124, Parkville 3052





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Description area


The Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives was established in 1978 at the Fourth National Homosexual Conference.

Geographical and cultural context

The Archives' focus is Australia, however, we hold significant international holdings, in particular from the United States of America, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Indonesia.

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Administrative structure

The Archives is a volunteer-run community-based incorporated association, managed by a Committee.

Records management and collecting policies

The Archives collects and preserves material documenting the lives of Australian lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, brotherboy and sister girl people. The collection focuses on Australasia but has notable international holdings.



The Archives' holdings extend over 500 shelf metres, and include over 250 archival collections. In addition to archival collections, the Archives also maintains extensive collections of periodicals, photographs, books, posters, oral history and audio recordings, ephemera, newspaper clippings, audio-visual, artwork, badges, t-shirts and miscellaneous textiles, costumes, banners and objects.

Further information on holdings is provided on the Archives' website (, and the following websites:

Finding aids, guides and publications

Selected finding aids, research guides and indexes are available onsite at the Archives.

Access area

Opening times

Open by appointment Tuesdays 10am-5pm and selected evenings.

Access conditions and requirements

Access is by appointment only.


Our reading room is wheelchair accessible by lift.

Services area

Research services

Reference and limited research support provided to interstate researchers or those who are unable to access our collections onsite.

Reproduction services

Reproduction and digitisation services are available for a fee.

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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Revised 20 March 2018




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Primary contact

Level 5/615 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

Postal address:
PO Box 124, Parkville 3052
Melbourne, Victoria 3004