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
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
- Select a copy service
Colonial Secretary's Papers
Deceased Estate Files
Divorce Case Papers
Doctors' photos, 1888-1927
Inquest files 1940-March 1963
Intestate Estate Files
Miscellaneous Assisted Immigrants
Railway Personal History Cards
- Copy Quality
Every effort will be made to produce the clearest copy possible with State Records' specialised equipment. Unfortunately, due to the condition of some original documents or the difficulty in deciphering handwriting, copies are not always easily legible.
Copy Order Forms
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.
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.