City archives

The City Archives office is open.

From Wednesday 10 June 2020, the Adelaide City Archives is open Wednesdays by appointment only, for those requiring access to development information. We will be expanding the service as time progresses.

To book your appointment please contact the Archives by phone on 8203 7439 or email us.

Adelaide is a city that is rich in heritage. Fortunately, much of the documentary heritage of the city is preserved in its Archives.

Managed by the City of Adelaide, the City Archives exist in a wide variety of physical formats: volumes, files, documents, photographs, maps, plans, microfilms, computer printouts, tapes and CDs. Much of it is searchable and accessible to the public.

The City Archives can be grouped into three main categories: The Archives collection, including source sheets and the photo library, the Civic collection, and the Oral History collection.

Archives collection

Archives collection

With over 6,000 shelf metres of records, the City of Adelaide Archives Collection is a priceless collection of the city’s heritage. Learn more and search the collection.

Civic collection

Civic collection

The Civic Collection is a unique collection of historic artefacts belonging to the City of Adelaide. Search the collection and view some items online.

Oral history collection

Oral history collection

The City of Adelaide Oral History Collection is a unique set of 130 interviews with people associated with Adelaide. Learn more and listen to digitised recordings.