• Before self-government in 1989, notices requiring gazettal were published in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette
  • Until the end of 1999, ACT Public Service Employment Information (vacancies, appointments, etc) continued to be published in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette


The Gazette Index is published annually and is found with the Gazette itself.

The Gazette Index from 1989 to 2001 is available online at Trove archived websites by selecting the required date.


There are two series of the ACT Gazette: regular (weekly) and special (irregular).

Regular Gazettes include:

  • General Information;
  • Employment
  • Government Notices
  • Private Notices

Special Gazettes contain notices which require urgent publication, such as those relating to the making of subordinate legislation, proclamations bringing Acts into operation and any other notice which cannot meet normal gazette deadlines.

The ACT Government Gazette is published each Thursday, and is available online. Current and historical ACT Gazettes are accessed from the ACT Legislation Register


The Australian Capital Territory Gazette (Weekly and Special gazettes) was selected for preservation by the National Library of Australia. The archive is available at Trove Websites.

Where can you find ACT Government Gazettes in print?

When you have a reference for a gazette, you can locate it through the GovPubs list. 

  • Select the link which shows the date you need
  • Select the link for the library you are using ('NLA' for the National Library of Australia)
  • Use the 'Amicus Number' or call number from this record to find it in the Catalogue.

The Australian Capital Territory Gazette is no longer published in print; it ceased publication in June 2002 and is now available online. Gazettes from 1989 to June 2002 can be found in print at the Library.

Case Study

Public Service appointments

I am organising a reunion of old work mates. Where can I find a list of appointments of people in ACT Health in 2000 - 2001?

We can find appointment lists in the Australian Capital Territory Gazette

The online version of the Gazette began in 2002, and are only archived from 2005, so we need to consult the print version of the Gazette.

The Employment section of the Gazette shows job vacancies as well as appointments, transfers and retirements.

As the Gazette was published weekly, we may need to search many copies to find all the appointments during the year. We can request copies by clicking select at the bottom of the Catalogue record and filling in the dates we need.

Not all the Gazettes can be sent to the reading room at one time, so we may need to request two or three months each time. The Gazettes will be delivered on a trolley to the Main Reading Room.

Earlier dates (up to December 1999) were published in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette : Public Service.


Mildenhall, William James 1891-1962

Canberra Coat of Arms

Mildenhall collection of photographs of Canberra

Pictures Collection:

The Australian Capital Territory Gazette has been published since self-government in 1989


In the Library, you can photocopy or photograph printed pages. Microfilmed gazettes can be printed or saved to a USB drive.

If you can't visit the Library, you can use the National Library's Copies Direct service to request a copy and have it sent to you via mail or email.

To place a Copies Direct order, simply click on the Order a Copy button located at the top of the catalogue record, and complete the online order form. Add as much information as you have:

  • gazette date
  • gazette number
  • page number
  • position number if applicable
  • title of proclamation or the name of the person concerned

Not sure where to start?