The National Library may not hold historical property mapping or records for your area and/or time period of interest.

If this is the case, you may be able to access maps and historical property information from other sources. All state libraries and some regional libraries include map collections comprising historical property mapping, real estate plans and so on. Many maps are catalogued onto Trove, the Australian online search and discovery service.

Other libraries and property departments have created guides to their map, land or plan collections. These include:

Historical maps

NSW Parish Maps 

City of Sydney Archives: Historical Atlas of Sydney

Historical maps and plans Queensland

Place names

ACT Place names

Alphabetical list of place names NSW

Geographical Names Board of New South Wales: Place Name Search

Gazetteer of Australian Place Name Search: Geoscience Australia

Landgate: Western Australian Place Names History

Northern Territory Place Names Register

PlaceNames Online: South Australian State Gazetteer

Placenames Tasmania

Queensland Place names

VICNAMES: The Register of Geographic Names

Other Library guides

State Library of Victoria: Maps for family history

State Library of Queensland: Family history

State Library of South Australia: Family history

State Library of South Australia: Place names of South Australia

Libraries Tasmania: Family history

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