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Delve into your history using original documents, maps and audio-visual material in reading rooms in our capital city offices.

Discover the National Archives through our exhibitions, events and education programs, in Canberra, at a venue near you or online.

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Reading rooms

Researching your family or writing about an aspect of Australian history? Find out how to view original documents in our reading rooms.


View exhibitions and displays now showing at the Archives in Canberra and venues around Australia. Find out more about our past exhibitions.

Events and activities

Find out about our exciting program of events in Canberra and around the country, including public talks, research workshops and conferences. Browse papers and podcasts from past events.


Uncover the drama and intrigue of Australia's political, cultural and social history at the National Archives of Australia.

Free Wi-Fi and internet access

Our Canberra building now provides free Wi-Fi and internet access for visitors and researchers.

Memory of a Nation

Discover the people and events that have shaped Australia in our Memory of a Nation exhibition. On permanent display in Canberra


Explore the collection in our Vrroom online classroom

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