Digital images and prints

We can provide copies of archival records in the following formats:

  • Digital images (PDF, JPEG or TIFF)
  • Basic black and white or colour prints from digital images (A4 and A3 size)
  • High quality colour prints from digital images (A3, A2 and A1 size)

How to obtain copies

  • find precise references for the original records through the  catalogue or indexes and special lists
  • request a written quote
  • once your payment has been made, digital images will be emailed withing four weeks.

Prints and CD copies are posted. Orders for printed copies may attract both digitisation and printing charges.

Self-service copying

You can take photographs of records in our Research Centre using your own camera, free of charge.

A digital camera, scanner and microform scanner are also available for use in the Research Centre, free of charge. Black and white prints can also be produced from microform.

You can transfer images taken with this equipment onto a flash drive (USB) or CD using the computer in the Research Centre. USBs and CDs are available for purchase.

Conditions for photography include not using a flash, and ensuring you are aware of copyright conditions.

Fees and charges

Copying charges are proclaimed in the State Records Regulations.

Application fee for copies of documents

  • Application made in person (1-10 pages) no fee
  • Application made in person (more than 10 pages) $9.70
  • Application made in writing or by telephone $9.70

Prints

  • Basic A4 print (black and white) $0.75
  • Basic A3 print (black and white) $1.90
  • Basic A4 print (colour) $1.75
  • Basic A3 print (colour) $3.60
  • High quality A3 print (colour) $6.05
  • High quality A2 print (colour) $12.10
  • High quality A1 print (colour) $18.30

Digital format – low resolution (e.g. PDF or 300dpi JPG)

  • where a digital image already exists - no digitisation charge
  • Selected pages (1-4 pages) $6.95
  • Small item (5-20 pages) $34.75
  • Medium item (21-40 pages) $69.50
  • Large item (more than 40 pages) $104.00

Digital format – high resolution (e.g. TIFF)

  • where a digital image already exists - no digitisation charge
  • per image $23.50

Additional services

  • Certification of copy $0.65 per page
  • CD $1.90
  • USB drive $7.50
  • Postage - actual costs apply

Payment options

Payment can be made using debit or credit  (Visa or MasterCard) cards in the Research Centre, online or by phone.