What's on

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

New online catalogue launched

Our online catalogue ArchivesSearch has been upgraded with new functions and a more modern interface. You are now able to:

  • create an account to save your searches and see the history of your record requests
  • add keyword tags to help make records easier to find
  • filter searches search results
  • pay for digital copies online
  • easily seeing if a record is open or under a Restricted Access Period
  • easily request access to restricted records.

Sign up for a new account so you can get access to all the new features.

Watch our videos to get an overview of the new system and how to do some of the most common searches.

Interface of the ArchivesSearch system

Reading Room reopening

To help ensure everyone’s health and safety during COVID-19 restrictions, the Reading Room has been closed. It reopens from Monday 13 July 2020.

As part of our COVID-19 measures, you will need to book a time for your visit. Read more about our reopening.

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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