Primary contactNorthern Territory Archives Centre, Kelsey Crescent, Millner
Darwin, Northern Territory 0810
The Northern Territory Archives Service (NTAS) preserves and manages government and community archives. The NTAS gives access to these collections at the Northern Territory Archives Centres in Darwin and Alice Springs.
The NTAS sets out and follows records management policy, standards and advice for the appraisal, disposal and management of permanent records.
In July 2013 the Northern Territory Archives Service co-located with the National Archives of Australia, Darwin office, in the Northern Territory Archives Centre in Millner.
This brought together the archival collections of both agencies, offering a shared search room and reading room.
NT Government archives
The NTAS holds NT Government archives that have been created since the government's establishment in 1978.
The NTAS also holds archives created by the NT Government's predecessors.
The NTAS is responsible for the preservation and availability of non-government archives, which it collects from the wider Territory community. These archives are deposited by a range of individuals who have been active in the Territory, as well as, for example:
You can access most government records 30 years after they were created.
Some records have restricted access - staff will tell you about this when you are ready to view items.
For more information about access conditions, see https://dtc.nt.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0007/267829/access-to-archival-records.pdf
Reference staff do not do detailed research. Staff can provide a list of research agents. Research agent fees may apply.
For information about researching in the Archives, including undertaking Aboriginal family research, see https://dtc.nt.gov.au/arts-and-museums/northern-territory-archives-service/informaton-for-researchers
You can order photocopies from the archives. You can also use your camera to copy material after completing a copyright declaration.