Research Centre

Opening hours and location

State Records' Research Centre is located at 115 Cavan Rd, Gepps Cross, 5094. Opening hours at Gepps Cross are as follows:

  • Tuesday 9:30am - 4:30pm
  • Wednesday 9:30am - 4:30pm
  • Thursday 9:30am - 4:30pm
  • Friday 9:30am - 4:30pm
  • Second Sunday of the month 10am - 4pm

Please note the Research Centre is closed on public holidays.

Free bus service

State Records offers a free monthly bus service, between the city and Gepps Cross. The service is available on the first Thursday of every month except public holidays, with pick-up in the City at 10am outside the Convention Centre on North Terrace. The bus returns from Gepps Cross at 3pm and terminates at the Convention Centre. The journey takes approximately 30 minutes, depending on traffic conditions.

Bookings close at 11am on the Wednesday prior to the bus service and can be made in advance.

Bookings are essential and can be taken by email srsaPublicAccess@sa.gov.au, phone (08) 8343 6800, or left as voicemail.  If you leave a message, please ensure you have received acknowledgement from State Records by 11am on the Wednesday before you intend to travel.

Adelaide Metro bus routes

While there are no buses that travel directly from the CBD to a stop near our Research Centre, if you are willing to connect routes you can reach a bus stop within a minute’s walking distance.

1.    Catch any of the following buses from King William St and get off at stop 25, Main North Road, Gepps Cross (it will take approximately 15-20 minutes to walk to State Records’ Research Centre from here).

  • 222
  • 224
  • 224F or
  • 228F (please click on the bus route number to access its timetable)

2.    Then catch the 225 of 255F from stop 25, and get off at stop 28, Port Wakefield Road (just outside Stratco). From here it’s just a short walk down Cavan Road to State Records.
Please note, bus 225 only runs every 30mins to an hour, so time your connection to suit.

To travel back to the CBD, reverse the process.

User registration

Researchers ordering records for the first time will be asked to register with State Records, and will receive a user ID number and card.

Researchers who have registered online using the catalogue ArchivesSearch, will need to ask for a user ID card when they visit the Research Centre.

Research Centre services

Access to ArchivesSearch along with other guides, finding aids and indexes are available in the Research Centre. State Records staff in the Research Centre can help you by:

  • assisting you to search for and order records
  • offering search strategies
  • explaining how to use ArchivesSearch and other guides, finding aids and indexes
  • advising on access restrictions
  • referring you to appropriate agencies or organisations
  • facilitating access to personal information for rights and entitlement purposes
  • providing guidance and advice about records that may be relevant to enquiries
  • confirming the accuracy of archival references
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