Information and resources available at the public records office of ACT in Australia.

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Address of the Public Records Office of ACT in Australia:

Level 9,

197 London Circuit,

Canberra City 2600.

Phone Number: +61 2 6207 5726


The Australian Capital Territory Records Office is responsible for the enactment of the territory records act 2002 and for the ruling of recordkeeping all through the ACT government.

The main objective of the ACT public records office following Territory Records Act 2002 is:

  • To encourage open complete or limited access of these records for general public.
  • To help the territory agencies in the management and operation.
  • To preserve the Australian Capital Territory public records so as the present and future generation can have access to these records.
  • To provide access to these records in consistency with the rules introduced by the freedom of information Act 1989.

The ACT Public Records Office helps Territory agencies to accomplish their Records Management requirements as specified in the Territory Records Act 2002.

The Territory Records Act 2002 specifies that every agency must develop a Records Management Program that comprise of requirements for the creation, administration, security, preservation, storage and removal of the public records.

Public records are made by departments of the government, the courts of law, government schools, colleges and other educational institutions; public hospitals and centers for health; and other public offices. They have significance for historical, genealogical, social or other records, rights and entitlements of the people who belongs to the Australian Capital Territory.


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