Queensland State Archives

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Authorized form of name

Queensland State Archives

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Reference Archivist



Street address

435 Compton Road, Runcorn 4113

Postal address:
PO Box 1397, Sunnybank Hills 4109



Country name

Postal code


(07) 3131 7777


Fax: (07) 3131 7764


Description area


Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

Administrative structure

Officer in charge: Director and State Archivist

Records management and collecting policies

Queensland State Archives is the official repository for those records of State Government Departments, Local Government Authorities, State Courts, Commissions of Inquiry and Statutory Authorities which are considered to warrant permanent preservation for historical, legal administrative or other reasons.



Executive Council: Minutes. Colonial Secretary/Home Office/Premier: Correspondence. Government Resident, Moreton Bay: Correspondence. Governor's Office: Correspondence. Immigration: Passenger Lists and Migrant Files. Land: Leasehold Registers and Files. Cabinet: Minutes. Education: Records Relating to Schools, Children and Teachers. Supreme Court: Civil and Criminal Files, Ecclesiastical Files, Intestacies, Naturalizations. Works: Government Building Plans and Files. Treasury: Correspondence. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Programs: Correspondence. State Electoral Office: State Electoral Rolls.

Quantity: 33,771 m (ACA Australian Archival Statistics, 1998)

Finding aids, guides and publications

Preliminary Guide to Holdings (to 1984) Guide to the Records of the Colonial Secretary's Office , 1859-1896. Guide to the Records of the Crown Lands Office 1842-1875 and the Crown Lands Commissioners' Offices 1842-c1900. Guide to the Records of the Lands Department, 1866-1910. Records Guide: A Guide to Queensland Government Records Relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

Access area

Opening times

Open Mon-Fri 9am-4:30pm; closed public holidays and between Christmas and New Year. General reference assistance available in Public Search Room. Copying services available for most records and finding aids. Introductory brochure available.

Access conditions and requirements

Restricted period of 30 years applies to most records. Access to restricted records may be gained with written authority from the head of the creating agency or its legitimate successor. Children under the age of 14 not admitted to Search Room.


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Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Clipboard

Primary contact

435 Compton Road, Runcorn 4113 Postal address: PO Box 1397, Sunnybank Hills 4109