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Queensland State Archives (QSA) holds permanent records of enduring historical value for the Queensland Government and local governments.

At QSA you can find records such as:

  • letters
  • reports
  • telegrams
  • photographs
  • maps
  • architectural drawings.

The records are created by Queensland agencies such as:

  • government departments
  • councils
  • universities
  • statutory authorities
  • boards.

Find out more about searching for records held by QSA.

While Queensland Health records may be held at QSA, not all will be available to the public on open access and may still be under a Restricted Access Period (RAP). A RAP is a set period of time where access to public records in the custody QSA is generally not accessible to members of the public. This is usually to protect confidential, personal affairs or sensitive information.

You may need to apply for access to such records under the Information Privacy Act 2009, Right to Information Act 2009 or the State Archivist under specific conditions.

Download the Restricted Access Period (RAP) records in the custody of Queensland State Archives (QSA) factsheet (PDF 150 kB) to find out more about how to apply.

Last updated: 3 August 2022