Girl Guides NSW & ACT

Identity area



Authorized form of name

Girl Guides NSW & ACT

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

  • Girl Guides New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory


  • Community

Contact area


Honorary Archivist



Street address

Suite 202 (level 2), 55 Holt Street, Surry Hills
Postal address: PO Box 950, Strawberry Hills, NSW, 2012




New South Wales

Country name

Postal code



02 8396 5200



Description area


At the first Boy Scout Rally held in London in 1909 Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of the Boy Scouts, was surprised by a number of girls who insisted they wanted to be Girl Scouts. He agreed that something was needed for the girls and in 1910 the Girl Guides Association was formed.
From as early as 1909 girls in Australia were forming guiding groups and by 1920 Girl Guide Associations had been formed in six states. In 1926 the State Associations federated and formed a national organisation, which became a founding member of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in 1928 (see
Girl Guides offers girls aged five to 17 access to a great variety of activities throughout the year. Guides helps girls develop their skills in a safe environment while having fun and finding friends.The Guides aims to empower girls and young women to grow into confident, self respecting and responsible community members.

Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

Girl Guides NSW & ACT's Board of Directors provides governance, strategic planning, sets policy, ensures accountability, approves and monitors significant projects and expenditure.
The Chief Executive reports to the Board and is supported by staff who work hand-in-hand with a team of senior volunteers.

Administrative structure

Officer in charge of the Archives: Honorary Archivist

Records management and collecting policies

Material relating to the history of Girl Guides Association (NSW) including books, memorabilia and badges, office records and the Association's own publications.



Finding aids, guides and publications

Access area

Opening times

Open by appointment.
Closed over Christmas - New Year period.

Access conditions and requirements

Two weeks' advance notice of visit advisable including details of research subject. Requests can be made in writing or by email.


Services area

Research services

General reference assistance available.

Reproduction services

Copying services available.

Public areas

Control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used


Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Revised 1 March 2019




Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Education (Thematic area)
  • Recreation / Leisure / Sports (Thematic area)
  • Social Organisations and Activities (Thematic area)
  • Clipboard

Primary contact

Suite 202 (level 2), 55 Holt Street, Surry Hills Postal address: PO Box 950, Strawberry Hills, NSW, 2012
Sydney, New South Wales 2010