Overview

We hold many records relating to immigration to South Australia from 1836 onwards.

For arrivals after 1940, see the National Archives of Australia.

Passenger lists

You may be trying to find a particular individual's arrival in South Australia.

We hold Indexes and digital copies of passenger lists.

A complete copy of digitised incoming official passenger lists is also available.

National Archives of Australia has records of:

  • British and Foreign crew from the 19th and 20th centuries
  • Passenger lists for all Australian ports from 1924, and
  • Passenger lists for arrivals in South Australia from 1941.

Ships arriving at South Australian ports

You may be more interested in information about the ship than individual passengers.

We hold a range of series relating to Ships arriving at South Australian ports.

Immigration schemes

You may be looking for information about a person who applied to migrate - or nominated a migrant - through a particular scheme.

We hold a range of series relating to Immigration schemes.

Marine employment

We hold a range of series relating to the employment of Mariners and sailors.

National Archives of Australia has records of British and Foreign crew from the 19th and 20th centuries.

Correspondence

We hold correspondence series of the Colonization Commissioners and the Crown Lands and Immigration Office.