The Australian Newspaper Plan (ANPlan) is an ambitious, ongoing program designed to collect and preserve every newspaper published in Australia, guaranteeing public access to these important historical records.

What is a newspaper?


Do you know the whereabouts of a missing newspaper?


The overall aim of the ANPlan collaboration is to preserve all Australian newspapers and to give the public access to them.


ANPlan lets you access our newspaper heritage.

Search Australian content in Digitised newspapers on Trove. Libraries, historical societies and other organisations are invited to contribute to Digitised newspapers on Trove. To find out about how you can help us to build this resource, read our contributor guidelines or contact us on (02) 6262 1005 or


ANPlan is a cooperative initiative of National and State Libraries Australasia. ANPlan relies on collaboration between the National Library of Australia and the other partners, Australia's state and territory libraries, and the National Library of New Zealand.

Under ANPlan, primary responsibility for a newspaper rests with the state or territory library in the state/territory of the newspaper's origin. The National Library of Australia shares responsibility for ACT newspapers with the ACT Heritage Library and has assumed responsibility for a number of newspapers that are national in scope, coverage and distribution (Australian, Australian Financial Review, National Times, Nation Review and Independent Monthly). ANPlan is currently coordinated by the National Library of Australia.

The Australian partners report annually on progress made against a set of Key Indicators and towards a national five year plan to locate, acquire, preserve and provide access to Australian newspapers.