Hospital admission records are generally open to public access after a restricted period. Researchers may apply in writing directly to the hospital concerned, or to SA Health for permission to access information in these records during the restricted period.

For private hospital records, try the hospital itself or a corporate body to which the hospital belongs. Records of closed private hospitals may have been provided to the purchaser or managing corporation. Some historical information about private hospitals may be found in the catalogue of the State Library of South Australia.

For details of public hospital records that we hold, please refer to our hospitals fact sheet.

Medical practitioners

State Records does not receive records from private General Practitioner (GP) practices.  Your new practice may be able to trace the records of former practices or doctors through the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Please advise AHPRA that you have been referred from State Records of SA.