Primary contactLevel 1, Town Hall House, 456 Kent Street, Sydney
Sydney, New South Wales 2001
The Archives is responsible for managing all non-current records created by Sydney City Council since 1842 and most of its predecessor organisations since 1859. Some records created by elected officials are also held. We are also the archival agency for the Festival of Sydney Ltd.
The Archives is also responsible for the Sydney Reference Collection of publications and semi-published material, and information folders containing ready-reference material, on aspects of Sydney City history especially the built environment. We actively seek material for inclusion in the Sydney Reference Collection and welcome donations.
The City of Sydney Archives holds more than 12,000 shelf metres of archives relating to the City of Sydney council and people, places and events within its local government area. It is both a corporate and collecting archive.
Some high use series include: