How can I access divorce records through NAA.?

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Hi Francis,

You can access some divorce record indexes through each State's archives, but there are date restrictions. Here are some online Indexes:


(scroll down to "Other indexes")


(scroll down to "Divorce")


(scroll down to "Divorce cause books")


These are the only ones that I have on speed dial, but if you have a Google you will find records of other State archives.

If it was prior to 1954 then the newspapers usually have a mention


Hi Francis

The National Archives of Australia does not hold divorce records, as divorce matters come under State courts, rather than Commonwealth, jurisdiction. 

Debra has provided links to a number of the State archival institutions. You can find the remainder of the State and Territory Government Archives on our fact sheet at



i will like to see my divorce certificate 


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