Australian Archival Institutions


National Archives of Australia


State Archives and Records Authority of New South Wales

Northern Territory Archives Service

Queensland State Archives

State Records of South Australia


Archives Office of Tasmania


Public Record Office Victoria


Territory Records Office (ACT)



Directories of Australian Archival Institutions



Australian Historic Records Register (no longer being updated)


Directory of Archives in Australia



International Archival Institutions


Archives New Zealand


National Archives - England and Wales


National Archives of Ireland


National Archives of Scotland

National Archives of Canada


National Archives and Records Administration (USA)



Directories of International Archival Institutions


ARCHON: Historical Manuscripts Commission

UNESCO Archives Portal



Australian Professional Recordkeeping & Archival Organisations



Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA)


Australian Society of Archivists Inc (ASA)


Council of Australasian Archives and Records Authorities (CAARA)


Institute of Information Management (IIM) Inc


The Records and Information Management Professionals Australasia (RIMPA)



International Professional Recordkeeping & Archival Organisations


ARMA International - The Association for Information Management Professionals


Association for Information and Image Management International


Association of Commonwealth Archivists and Records Managers


International Council on Archives (ICA)


International Records Management Trust


National Association of Government Archivists and Records Administrators (US)


Pacific Regional Branch International Council on Archives (PARBICA)


Information and Records Management Society (UK)



Western Australian Government


Accountability Support Unit

Celebrate WA

Department of Communities


Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries




Heritage Council of Western Australia


Metropolitan Cemeteries Board
Provides a searchable online database of cemetery records for some metropolitan cemeteries.


Office of Digital Government


Office of the Auditor General


Office of the Information Commissioner


Parliament of Western Australia


Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages
(part of the Department of the Attorney General)


State Law Publisher


State Library of Western Australia


State Ombudsman Western Australia


Western Australian Legislation




Professional Discussion Lists


Professional and scoial network of the Australian Society of Archivists.



Recordkeeping & Records Management


DoD 5015.2-STD Records Management Application Design Criteria Standard - Department of Defense (USA)


Dublin Core Metadata Initiative


Keyword AAA


Open Archival Information System (OAIS)
A reference model for the development of standards for the long term storage of digital data.


Records Management - National Archives and Records Administration


Standards Australia
Where Australian Standard Records Management AS 4390 can be ordered.


Understanding Society Through Its Records - John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library



Conservation and Preservation Information


Preservation and Archives - National Archives and Records Administration (US)


Conservation OnLine (CoOL)


PreserveNet - Cornell University


National Library of Australia's Collection Disaster Plan


Library of Congress - Preservation


PADI: Preserving Access to Digital Information
A subject gateway to digital preservation resources provided by the National Library of Australia.



Family History & Local History

Australian History on the Internet - National Library of Australia


Australian War Memorial
Provides a number of searchable biographical databases.


Centre for Western Australian History


The State Library of Western Australia's Family History Webpage


FamilySearch Internet Genealogy Service


Fremantle Prison
Includes a database of convicts transported to Western Australia.


Perth, Western Australia Dead Persons' Society
A good collection of online resources including transcribed records from the State Records Office and Battye Library such as Western Australian shipping lists from 1829-1889 and listings of convict ship arrivals.


Royal Western Australian Historical Society Inc


Transportation Records Database
Sponsored by the National Archives of Ireland, includes the names of convicts transported to Western Australia.


FamilyHistoryWA (FHWA)


Other Links


Australian Copyright Council


Australian Council of Professional Historians Associations Inc


Australasian Legal Information Institute (AUSTLII)

Australian case law and legislation available online.

Australian Libraries Gateway


Documenting a Democracy - Australia's Story


Commonwealth Government of Australia


Friends of Battye Library (Inc)


History Council of Western Australia


John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library