Plan your visit

Opening hours

Tuesday to Friday

9am–5pm

Saturday

10am–4pm

Closed Mondays and public holidays

Christmas / New Year opening hours

Saturday 24 December 2022 to Monday 2 January 2023 - closed

Tuesday 3 January 2023 to Friday 6 January 2023 - open 9am–4pm

Saturday 7 January 2023 - open

Normal opening hours will resume Tuesday 10 January 2023.

Entry fees

Free

Before your visit

  • Apply for a readers ticket if you do not already hold one.
  • Place a preorder in our online State Archives catalogue for the original archives you plan to use. 

Things to remember

  • Please bring your own pencils and stationery.
  • If you wish to make copies of records we strongly suggest that you bring your own camera/tablet/smartphone or USB. Our paper-based photocopy service is available for a fee.
  • If you plan on using a locker please bring your own $2 coin.
  • The reading room has a well-equipped readers lounge with free tea and coffee, microwave and fridge, but we recommend that you bring your lunch if you are staying the whole day as there are no shops within easy walking distance – the new shopping centre at Caddens Corner is a hilly 800m walk away.
  • Hand sanitiser is available for the safety and wellbeing of our visitors, staff and volunteers.