Uniting Church in Australia (Synod of New South Wales and the ACT), Synod Archives

Identity area



Authorized form of name

Uniting Church in Australia (Synod of New South Wales and the ACT), Synod Archives

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

  • Synod Archives Uniting Church in Australia, Synod of NSW and the ACT


  • Religious

Contact area


Synod Archivist; Archives Specialist



Street address

16 Masons Drive, North Parramatta




New South Wales

Country name

Postal code



02 8838 8974




Description area


The Synod of NSW and the ACT is one of six Synods responsible for overall support of community services, mission planning, theological education and other educational services. The Synod is also responsible for administrating Ministers, property, finance, insurance and other shared services.

Our fundamental building blocks are local Congregations, regional Presbyteries, state Synods, and the national Assembly. They are inter-related and are also called Councils. Each Council has its own distinct tasks, and recognises the limits of its responsibilities in relation to its peers.

The information management support services include:

  • Record retention and archives management
  • Research services relating to historical records
  • Storage of archives for ongoing preservation

Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

Administrative structure

Records management and collecting policies



The Synod Archives is the repository for records from the Uniting Church in Australia, Synod of NSW and the ACT, and its three predecessor denominations - The Congregational Union of Australia; The Methodist Church of Australasia (Wesleyan Methodist) and part of the Presbyterian Church of Australia. The collection dates from the early 1800s to the present day.

Finding aids, guides and publications

Access area

Opening times

Synod Archives Office: Monday to Friday by appointment only.

Access conditions and requirements

All enquiries should be made by email to information@nswact.uca.org.au. Researchers are advised to give more than one week's advance notice of a visit as all collection materials are stored offsite. Retrieval of offsite materials will incur a charge.


Services area

Research services

General research assistance is available. Note that charges may apply. Reference enquiries can be sent by email.
When seeking information please include background information, the nature of the request, relevant dates, names, reference numbers, and any other pertinent details.

Reproduction services

Public areas

Control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used


Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Revised 8 May 2024




Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Religion (Thematic area)
  • Clipboard

Primary contact

16 Masons Drive, North Parramatta
Sydney, New South Wales 2151