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State Records Authority of NSW

Contact
Library Charges
  • N/A
Research Costs
  • We do not conduct reserach, except for the supply of information for rights and entitlements. We charge for photocopying.
Open Hours
  • Monday - Friday 9am - 5 pm Saturday 10am - 4pm Sunday and public holidays CLOSED
Approximate Membership
  • We have Readers Ticket Holders
Membership Cost
  • Nil
Magazine/Journal
  • N/A
Newsletter
  • Now and Then (published every 2 months)
Founded
  • 1961

1821
Colonial Secretary and Registrar of the Records appointed

1879
Keeper of Archives position proposed but not established

1887
Archivist appointed to transcribe records for History of New South Wales from the Records

1910
Trustees of Public Library prepare report on neglect of government records

1911
Departments advised to transfer historical records to the Mitchell Library

1953
Archives Department established within Public Library of NSW

1955
Government Records Repository established

1960
Archives Act 1960 passed

1961
Archives Authority of NSW and Archives Office established

1976
Records Management Office established

1998
State Records Act 1998 passed

1999
State Records Authority and its Board established

Interests

Public, external The people of NSW Communities with particular needs, including the Indigenous community, culturally and linguistically diverse communities, and people in regional NSW Researchers around Australia and the world Australian governments Australian and New Zealand public records authorities Governments and private companies around the world NSW public sector Central agencies Departments, agencies, and statutory bodies Ministers’ offices State owned corporations Local councils The public health system The universities The Governor The Houses of Parliament Courts and tribunals
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