National Archives of Australia, Brisbane Office

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National Archives of Australia, Brisbane Office

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Contact area


Reference Officer, Access and Information Services



Street address

Reading Room: 16 Corporate Drive, Cannon Hill Qld

Postal address:
PO Box 552, Cannon Hill Qld 4170



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Postal code


(07) 3249 4226


(07) 3399-6589


Description area


Geographical and cultural context

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Administrative structure

Officer in charge: Director

Records management and collecting policies

The National Archives of Australia holds a fascinating array of material, one of the most important collections of documentary heritage in the country. The Archives is the official repository for Commonwealth Government records and the personal papers of people with close links to the Commonwealth, such as federal politicians and senior public servants.

The Archives preserves valuable records created by Commonwealth departments and makes them accessible to present and future generations. Nationally, it stores hundreds of thousands of records, mainly files, but also film and photographs, magnetic tapes, maps and artefacts. The Archives Act 1983 allows access to Commonwealth records generally once they are thirty years old.



The National Archives of Australia holds records covering all facets of Commonwealth Government activity since Federation in 1901, as well as some earlier records for activities that were transferred from the colonies to the Commonwealth Government.

Records held by the Queensland Office of the National Archives of Australia include defence records, shipping registers and passenger lists, electoral rolls, naturalisation certificates and internee files.

Quantity: 21,000 m.

Finding aids, guides and publications

Access area

Opening times

The Reading Room is open Wed-Fri 9:00am-4:30pm and 9am-1pm third Saturday each month.

Refreshment room provided.

Access conditions and requirements

A closed period of 30 years applies to most records. Official research may be carried out by authorised departmental officers. A reader's ticket is issued to all researchers who wish to request material.


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Research services

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Access points

Access Points

  • Clipboard

Primary contact

Reading Room: 16 Corporate Drive, Cannon Hill Qld Postal address: PO Box 552, Cannon Hill Qld 4170