Primary contact143 O'Connell Street, Kingswood
Sydney, New South Wales 2747
The Archives maintains a network of Regional Archives Centres which began in 1963. These centres give physical context to regional State archives by keeping them within the communities where they were created and give those communities ready access to their archives.
A Regional Archives Centre is a public office (to date, either a university or a local council), that houses and makes available the archives of its host institution plus other State archives of regional significance. This includes archives from a range of public offices such as Local Land Boards, Schools, Councils, Police and Local Courts. The Archives Centres also house copies of the Archives Resources Kit and private collections of regional records.
Minimum age 18 years. Application for access approved on the spot only for original records in the open access period. A form of identification with signature is required.
Closed period of 30 years applies to most records. Access to records not normally available for research can be gained by letter of authority from creating agency.
Reference assistance available. General reference assistance is available to reading room visitors with some limitation on enquiries by mail or phone.
State Archives and Records NSW’s online catalogue and online indexes provide access to limited records and includes a facility to pre-order records in the reading room as well as providing an online ordering service for some copies.