What's on

Find out more about Queensland State Archives’ exciting events, including workshops, tours and talks.

New catalogue coming soon!

On Tuesday 30 June ArchivesSearch – our online archive catalogue – will be upgraded with a new way of searching, new functions and a more modern interface. You will be able to:

  • create an account to save your searches and see you the history of your record requests
  • add keyword tags to help make records easier to find
  • filter searches and search results
  • pay for digital copies online
  • see the access status of records, including Restricted Access Period expiry dates
  • easily request access to restricted records.

User guides and ‘how to’ videos will be available to help you make the most of the new system.
You will be able to create your new account online when the new system launches on Tuesday 30 June.

Example of the interface for 'ArchivesSearch', the online archive catalogue

Our Reading Room is currently closed but will reopen soon with COVID-19 measures in place. Our pre-ordering service will not be available until the Reading Room is opened. We will provide more details about reopening soon.

Reading Room closure

To help ensure the health and safety of the community, our Reading Room will be closed from 9am 24 March until further notice.

In the meantime, we will continue to provide a number of ways to search, discover and engage with the archival collection online.

Our online catalogue ArchivesSearch will still available to search the records.

Our copying services will still be available for anyone who wants to order a copy of the archival records:

There are also many ways to discover the collection:

Discover Queensland through Q-Album

Q-Album is a new and growing historical collection-sharing platform. Built by QSA and Gaia Resources, Q-Album brings together our archival collection plus smaller historical collections from around Queensland – from Cooktown to Cunnamulla.

Browse through Q-Album to find stunning images from Queensland’s history, compare past and present images of streets and towns using Google Maps, and read the fascinating stories behind the photos.

Historical organisations that would like to share their collections on this free-to-use platform should write to

Queensland State Archives needs your help

We want to know how to make your experience better. Take part in our short survey to help guide our decisions for the future.

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