National Library of Australia


WANTED: Australia's missing newspapers

Wanted: Australia's Missing Newspapers

We need your help.

Is there a pile of old newspapers under your bed, in your shed or under the floorboards?

Do you want to help preserve our social history for future generations?

Well, we want to hear from you. Please contact us by telephone on: 1800 059 097 or email us.

We want to find, collect, preserve and provide access to the nation’s missing newspapers under the Australian Newspaper Plan, managed by the national, state and territory libraries. So regardless of where you live or the particular “Wanted” newspaper you find, we want to hear from you.

Newspapers didn’t just report the news. They told stories of their times, through ads, photographs, and even their design—stories we want to save for all Australians.


Read more about our Search and Rescue campaign to find Australia's missing newspapers.

See also: Wanted: Queensland's missing newspapers

Last updated 13 December 2011

back to top


Newspapers found!

Lists of missing titles:

Australian Capital Territory

New South Wales

Northern Territory


South Australia



Western Australia