National Archives of Australia, New South Wales State Office, Sydney

Zone d'identification



Forme autorisée du nom

National Archives of Australia, New South Wales State Office, Sydney

Forme(s) parallèle(s) du nom

Autre(s) forme(s) du nom


  • National

Zone du contact


Manager Reference and Access Services New South Wales



Adresse physique

120 Miller Road, Chester Hill
Postal address: Locked Bag 4, Chester Hill NSW 2162




New South Wales

Nom du pays

Code postal



02 9782 4900




Zone de description

Contexte géographique et culturel

Textes de référence

Archives Act 1983 (Cth)

Structure administrative

Officer-in-charge: Regional Manager Central, New South Wales State Office, Sydney

Gestion des archives courantes et intermédiaires et politiques de collecte



The oldest document in the National Archives’ collection held in Sydney is a Deed of Title signed on 1 May 1804 by Governor Philip Gidley King. The deed allows the allotment of land in Pitts Row (now Pitt Street) to be transferred to Matthew Kearns for 14 years. This site later became the ‘Pitt Street Extension’ of the Sydney General Post Office.

Other highlights of the collection include:

  • NSW post office records dating from 1830s; and
  • NSW plans and drawings of post offices, customs houses, army and navy establishments, and Government House Sydney dating from 1860s including original coloured drawings by the Colonial Architect James Barnet.

Also included are:

  • NSW colonial trademark records from the 1860s and copyright records from the 1870s;
  • NSW meteorological journals of the Government Observatory, Parramatta, from 1822 to 1836;
  • records of the Cockatoo Island dockyard from the 1860s;
  • records of the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine from the 1930s; and
  • sound and moving image collections including Damien Parer’s Kokoda Front Line, Prime Minister Ben Chifley’s declaration of peace on 15 August 1945, decimal currency television and radio commercials, and the ABC’s Seven Little Australians.

The Sydney Office holds over 25 shelf kilometres of audiovisual material including material from the Australian Broadcasting Commision/ Corporation, Screen Australia, the Australian Film Television and Radio School, the Department of Defence and significant Commonwealth Persons including Prime Ministers.

Instruments de recherche, guides et publications

The National Archives’ collection database, RecordSearch, gives online access to the National Archives’ holdings Australia-wide. See

For a full list of guides to the National Archives’ collection, see:

Zone de l'accès

Heures d'ouverture

The Reading Room is open Wednesday to Friday 9am–4.30pm. (There is no new issue of records after 3.30pm.)
Closed on public holidays.

Conditions d'accès et d'utilisation


Maps and information about parking, public transport and onsite wheelchair access to the reading room are available at:

Zone des services offerts

Services d'aide à la recherche

Services de reproduction

Information about ordering copies of records and associated fees is available at

Espaces publics

Zone du contrôle

Identifiant de la description

Identifiant du service d'archives

Règles et/ou conventions utilisées


Niveau de détail

Dates de production, de révision et de suppression

Revised 6 May 2018




Notes relatives à la mise à jour de la notice


Points d'accès

  • Presse-papier

Contact principal

120 Miller Road, Chester Hill Postal address: Locked Bag 4, Chester Hill NSW 2162
Sydney, New South Wales 2162