Queensland State Archives

Área de identidad



Forma autorizada del nombre

Queensland State Archives

Forma(s) paralela(s) de nombre

Otra(s) forma(s) de nombre

  • QSA


  • State

Área de contacto





Dirección (calle)

435 Compton Road, Runcorn





Nombre del país

Código postal



07 3037 6777


07 3131 7764

Correo electrónico


Área de descripción


Contexto geográfico y cultural

Queensland State Archives (QSA) connects Queenslanders with their past - the histories of their families, the local community and the state - by ensuring that the significant records of government are available and accessible.

Our archival collection comprises millions of public records dating back to the early Moreton Bay penal settlement of 1823. We support government integrity, maintaining the corporate memory of government by overseeing the making and keeping of Queensland’s public records. As the state's lead agency for government recordkeeping, QSA offers practical recordkeeping advice and tools to over 500 Queensland public authorities.

Mandatos/Fuentes de autoridad

Public Records Act 2002 (Qld)

Estructura administrativa

Officer in charge: Executive Director and State Archivist

Administración de registros y políticas de recolección

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.


On site there are two main building each housing repositories and staff areas. Building one was opened in 1992 and also contains the Public Search Room. Building two was opened in 2009.


  • 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.

Approximately 60km of records.

Instrumentos de descripción, guías y publicaciones

  • Archivessearch catalogue
  • 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
  • Various online indexes covering topics such as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders; Australian South Sea Islanders; Court records, convicts and early settlers; Government; Immigration; Lands; Schools, hospitals and orphanages; Shipping and railways, War.

Área de acceso

Horario de apertura

Open Monday to Friday from 9am-4.30pm. The public search room is also open on the second Saturday of every month 9am-4.30pm.
Closed Public Holidays and the Christmas to New Year holiday period.

Condiciones de acceso y requisitos

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.


The nearest train station is Fruitgrove Station, on Beenleigh Road, Runcorn. Please check the train timetables before planning your journey. The walk from Fruitgrove Station to the State Archives building takes approximately 45 minutes (3.5 kilometres).
As at 2018 Brisbane City Council Bus route no. 150 from Queen Street Bus Station stops on the corner of Gowan and Compton Roads, approximately 900 metres from the Archives. Brisbane City Council Bus route no. 152 from Garden City stops at Eisenhower Street, directly opposite the Archives (check TransLink for the current timetable).
Free taxi service
As at 2018, the Archives provides a free taxi service between the Archives and Fruitgrove Railway Station, Nectarine Street, Runcorn, each Tuesday. To book a seat, please contact us on the Monday prior to your Tuesday visit. For further details, see the https://www.qld.gov.au/recreation/arts/heritage/archives/starting/facilities

Área de servicios

Servicios para la investigación

The Public Search Room is equipped with facilities to help you with your research, including:

  • touchscreen computers for access to our catalogue, online indexes and other computer resources
  • power outlets on desks for laptop computers
  • microfilm copying machines (you are able to use your own USB or you can purchase one onsite)
  • large-screen digital map reader.

A reader's lounge includes: tea and coffee facilities, refrigerator and microwave, public telephone and an undercover outdoor courtyard.​
Free undercover parking and lockers to store bags safely are also provided.
Wheelchair access is available to all public areas.

Servicios de reproducción

The Archives can provide a digitised copy of our records for a fee. Copies can be sent to you on paper, CD, USB or by email depending on the file size. Contact us to order copies of records or complete our online order form. (https://www.qld.gov.au/dsiti/qsa/request-form).

Áreas públicas

The Archives has many treasures and resources for both government and public clients. We host regular events and have displays of some of our collections. Visit our Flickr page or the QSA blog for a glimpse into our collections.

Área de control

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Reglas y/o convenciones usadas

Estado de elaboración

Nivel de detalle

Fechas de creación, revisión o eliminación

Revised 28 March 2018




Notas de mantención

Puntos de acceso

Puntos de acceso

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders (Thematic area)
  • Agricultura (Thematic area)
  • Arts and Culture (Thematic area)
  • Built Environment (Thematic area)
  • Educación (Thematic area)
  • Medio ambiente (Thematic area)
  • Genealogical (Thematic area)
  • Geography (Thematic area)
  • Immigration (Thematic area)
  • Indigenous (Thematic area)
  • Industry, Manufacturing and Commerce (Thematic area)
  • Labour (Thematic area)
  • Law and Justice (Thematic area)
  • Natural Resources (Thematic area)
  • Politics and Government (Thematic area)
  • Transportation (Thematic area)
  • Portapapeles

Contacto principal

435 Compton Road, Runcorn
Brisbane, Queensland 4113