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Regional Archives Centres

State Records has a network of seven Regional Archives Centres across NSW; based in Armidale, Broken Hill, Newcastle (2), Wingecarribee, Wollongong and Wagga Wagga.

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Why do we have a network?

The network gives context to regional State archives by keeping them within the communities where they were created and gives those communities ready access to their archives.

What is a Regional Archives Centre?

A Regional Archives Centre is a responsible public office (to date, either a university or a local council), that houses and makes available the archives of the host institution, plus other State archives of regional significance from a range of Public Offices such as Local Land Boards, Schools, Councils, Police and Local Courts. The repositories also house copies of State Records Archives Resources Kit and private collections of regional records which provide a valuable resource for regional communities.


The network began in 1963 when the then Archives Authority agreed to place selected public records in the custody of the University of New England at Armidale. More than forty years later the regionalisation of State Records archival collection has evolved into a network of six partner organisations that between them house over 4,000 linear metres of State archives. The network currently covers much of the State with the exception of the Central Western, Orana and South Eastern Regions.

Where are they and what do they hold?

For individual information about each of the Regional Archives Centres, including location, opening hours and scope of collections please follow the links below.