Under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992, Australian Government agencies are required to ensure information and services are provided in a non-discriminatory accessible manner.

The National Archives of Australia is committed to providing an accessible website that is compliant with Level A of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.0 (WCAG 2.0). It will be upgraded to Level AA compliance over time.

WCAG 2.0 is a standard developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), and endorsed by the Australian Government.

This National Archives website is designed to display on all commonly used internet browsers and to work effectively with accessibility technologies. To accommodate a range of connection speeds, page sizes have been kept to a minimum. Web pages are able to accommodate various common screen resolutions.

Downloadable documents

This website has a limited number of documents that cannot be provided in HTML. To assist users to download and share web content, some documents are available in PDF. We have taken steps to ensure, where possible, that alternative formats are available. If you do not have a PDF reader you can download a free PDF reader.

Sound and video files

The site contains downloadable MP3, WMV and MOV files. You will need a media player to listen to them. Windows Media Player (PC) and QuickTime (Mac) are available as free downloads. To install one of these media players, click on the links below and follow the download and installation instructions.

Databases and online services

Some of the databases and online services accessed via the website may not currently conform to WCAG 2.0. 

Please contact us if you have difficulty accessing a document or other service on our website we will endeavour to provide it to you in a format that meets your needs.