What's on

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

Booking the Reading Room

While at QSA please observe social distancing, sanitisation and good hygiene practices. We will continue to provide sanitisation stations for your use.

Book a session before you arrive so we can continue to ensure social distancing.

COVID-19 updates are available on the Queensland Government website.

The Queensland Cultural Centre: then, now and new

For Queenslanders the Queensland Cultural Centre plays a central place in our experience and memories of living in and visiting Brisbane. Come and join us and a panel of architects including Michael Rayner, Ruth Woods, Dr Deborah van der Plaat and Lloyd Jones as they revisit the aspirations of Robin Gibson’s original Cultural Centre, while we look forward to the evolution of this iconic precinct.

Saturday 13 March 2021, 10.30am – 12noon
Queensland State Archives
435 Compton Road, Runcorn

Free event. This event will be streamed live

This event is part of the Asia Pacific Architecture Festival, an initiative of Architecture Media and State Library of Queensland.

The Queensland Cultural Centre

Supporting the National Redress Scheme

The National Redress Scheme was set up following recommendations from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

There are several Queensland Government departments taking part in the scheme and Queensland State Archives holds records which you may find useful to support redress claims. Records you may expect to find include school admission and patient registers, as well as records from children’s homes, mental health facilities and youth justice centres.

Many of these records contain sensitive and personal information, so they are closed to the general public for up to 100 years. However, you can search for and apply to access these records via our online catalogue ArchivesSearch, or you can get free assistance from an archivist at QSA.

‘Finding archival records can be tricky,’ said Michelle McNamara, Manager Access Services.

‘However, our archivists are here to help.

‘We can tell you what types of records we have, help you find records, and we can also show you how to apply for access to those records.

‘Just give us a call or send us an email,’ Michelle said

For further information, or to arrange a time to meet with an archivist, call 3037 6777 or email

National Redress Scheme

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