National Archives of Australia

Galleries, Museums and Collections

The National Archives of Australia may best be described as the memory of our nation – collecting and preserving Australian Government records that reflect our history and identity.

The collection traces events and decisions that have shaped the nation and the lives of Australians. Visitors are welcome to explore our collection, online or in person, to learn more.

As well as preserving Australian history, the National Archives plays a key role in helping to ensure the Australian Government and its departments are effective and accountable to the people.

You can find the Archives’ National Office by entering through the main entrance on Kings Avenue, Parkes. The Resource Centre, exhibition galleries, Cafe Constitution and Archives Store are located on the main floor.

Please Note: As a precaution to help mitigate the risk posed by the COVID-19 , we have temporarily ceased all public program activities including tours and school visits.

We will advise of any changes via our website, and on our social media channels.

Facilities

Cafe Carpark Coach Parking Enquiry Desk Family Friendly Free Wifi Lockers Parents Room Public Toilet Shop Shop / Gift Shop

Activities

Walk Walks

Disabled Assistance

Disabled access available Wheelchair access

Membership

Museums Australia Museums Galleries Australia

Accreditation

Museums Australia

Rates

Free Entry

The entry fee supports the conservation work of the Museum of Australian Democracy to maintain the heritage-listed OPH building.

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