Copy Service Form

Copy service

Schedule of fees from 1 February 2022

All prices include GST

  • Overseas orders $4.10 additional postage per item
  • Credit card processing fee 0.4% of total order
  • Urgent orders subject to availability — will be completed within 5 working days and a 25% surcharge will apply. 
  • Categories (price per item)

    Please note in instances where the number of documents exceeds the value of item price we will contact you to ask if you are willing to pay an additional amount to have the remainder of the packet copied

    • Colonial Secretary's Papers $10
    • Deceased Estate Files $35
    • Divorce $50
    • Inquest Files 1940–March 1963 $35
    • Miscellaneous assisted immigrants  $10
    • Probate Packets $50
    • Professions and Occupations Cards $25

Payment options

  • Credit cards – we accept Visa and Master Card only
  • Electronic funds transfer
  • Please do not send cash or cheques

Time to complete orders

  • Orders are despatched within 15 WORKING DAYS (Mondays-Fridays excluding Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays) of receiving order and payment. Orders with multiple entries may take longer.
  • Please allow additional time for postal delivery.


  • NSW State Archives aims to produce reference copies of state archives through the copying services.
  • Copies may not always be legible in cases where handwriting is poor or faint, or the original record is in poor condition.
  • NSW State Archives does not accept responsibility for copies lost in the postal system.

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 clearly mark in the Comments/Remarks section for each item that you require certified copies of the documents. Kindly note that certification may add to the time taken to despatch the copies.