Digital volunteering at the National Archives

The National Archives of Australia is dedicated to making records in our collection easier to find, use and reuse.

You can help us reach our goal.

Join our online arcHIVE transcription community and help describe the records we hold that are not yet listed online. This will make them easier to find for everyone.

Along the way you just might discover gems and delights from the national archival collection!

To start transcribing, simply click on one of the sample lists below, Browse to find more categories of records or use the Search box above to enter a key word or phrase.

Need help to get started? Check out our FAQs page.

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Consignment - C364/19

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Consignment - C3195/1

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BUZZ News!


As at 26 May 2022, 1,011,000 descriptions of records have been transcribed through HIVE and added to the National Archives’ online database, RecordSearch.

A big thank you to all contributors – keep up the amazing work!

Current progress

103475 of 103827 records have been transcribed.

Top registered users

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  1. duckd 10418657
  2. richard day 8841095
  3. geofold 5561677
  4. linda walsh 4624634
  5. Billstrong 3209364

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