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You can purchase photocopies of State archives from many of our online indexes. If you find your ancestor or a name of interest in one of these indexes simply look to see if there is a 'tick to order' box available. We also have other copy services for records not listed in our online indexes.

Our Fees and Guarantees page lists all the copying charges, including the Administration Fee and Postage. All photocopies are in black and white.

Our standard turnaround for despatch of copy orders is 20 WORKING DAYS from the date of receipt of your order. Working days are Mondays - Fridays, excluding Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.

From the Indexes Online

Individual photocopy services are also available from many of our Indexes Online. You can also order from multiple indexes using KeyName Search.

Information If you can order items from an Index you will see the tickbox option next to the entries. Where a copy service is not available you will simply see the entries.

Other Copy Services

Copy Order Forms

Conservation treatmentImportant! Some indexes do not have a copy order service. Sometimes the files are very large in size and in these cases copies can only be ordered in the reading room after viewing the records.
A proportion of State archives are fragile and we may need to withhold access to the original archive to protect it while it receives attention from our Conservation staff. Items will be checked as they are requested. If an item requires conservation treatment there will be a delay in the archive being copied. Conservation treatments can take up to six months to be completed.

Certified copies

From time to time certified copies of documents may be required for rights and entitlements and legal purposes. We will certify copies on request. There is no fee for this service. If you require certified copies simply complete the copy order form and clearly mark in the Comments section that you require certified copies of the documents. Return the form to us using the address shown on the form. Kindly note that certification may add to the time taken to despatch the copies.