City of Sydney Archives
- GPO Box 1591Sydney
- 02 9265 9618
- [email protected]
The City archives holds more than one million records from 1842, when the Council was established, to recent years.
Look to our archives if you’re interested in exploring the history of Sydney.
As the oldest municipal council in NSW, we have governed, designed and created the city’s urban environment. Our archives, civic history and collections chart our contributions to public life.
We also have a large number of building and development records, the most recent dating to 2008.
This collection includes development and building applications and related records. Only those records that have been transferred to the City Archives are available through this site with the most recent being about 2008. For more recent records, search development applications.
Under the GIPA Act certain information, known as open access information, must be disclosed by us unless it is not in the public interest to do so. View our directory of open access information.