Research Centre

Opening hours and location

State Records' Research Centre is located at 115 Cavan Rd, Gepps Cross, 5094.  Telephone (+61 8) 8343 6800. Note: The voicemail on this number is regularly monitored.

Opening hours at Gepps Cross are as follows:

  • Tuesday 9:30am - 4:30pm
  • Wednesday 9:30am - 4:30pm
  • Thursday 9:30am - 4:30pm

Ordering for original records ends at 3:30pm each day.

Please note the Research Centre is closed on public holidays.

State Records is changing how we retrieve and deliver original records to customers at the Gepps Cross Research Centre. See our latest news to find out more and provide your feedback to help inform how these changes will be implemented.

Getting to the Research Centre

Free parking is available at our Research Centre.

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
  • providing guidance and advice about records that may be relevant to enquiries
  • confirming the accuracy of archival references
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