State Archives Collection
Making history every day
Access to the records
Anyone can apply to have an access direction made for records in the open access period, if the records are not covered by an access direction.
The State Records Act establishes a general entitlement to access to State records that are in the 'open access period', that is records that are at least 30 years old
The State Records Act 1998 establishes a general entitlement to access to State records that are at least 30 years old. Not all such records, however, are open for public access.
We have made some of the most useful State archives for family and local history available in the Archives Resources Kit, located at 40 community access points around NSW
A public listing detailing the opening or closing of State records to public access under the State Records Act 1998