Public school records

Public school admission registers are permanent records, many are held by State Records.

They are also important records for individuals who need proof of their own education, for purposes such as applying for employment.

Individuals have a right of access to their own admission details, and admission registers which are older than 30 years old are publicly accessible within our Research Centre.

Series containing school admission registers are listed on ArchivesSearch.

To find out if the records are held, use a Keyword Search with [school name] AND admission register* as the search phrase.

Our Schools page has more information about records:

  • not held by State Records
  • records from Technical and Further Education (TAFE) or the
  • South Australian Certification of Education (SACE) Board

Private school records

State Records only holds records for government schools.

Records of private, independent or church schools may be held by the school or church archive.

Some larger private schools manage their own archive.

Others have transferred their records to the State Library of South Australia.