We hold many records relating to immigration to South Australia from 1836 onwards.
For arrivals after 1940, see the National Archives of Australia.
You may be trying to find a particular individual's arrival in South Australia.
- Indexes and digital copies of passenger lists and
- Digitised incoming official passenger lists.
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.
The South Australian Maritime Museum has produced a research guide to Tracing Your Ancestor's Voyage to South Australia.
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.
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.
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.
We hold correspondence series of the Colonisation Commissioners and the Crown Lands and Immigration Office.