Search the Catalogue for gazettes of other countries you are interested in.

Current gazettes of some countries may be found through an online search.

Government Gazettes Online, a project of the University of Michigan, attempts to list all online government gazettes.

Not sure where to start?

The National Library of Australia mainly collects gazettes from the Asia Pacific region. The London Gazette is also available, but this can be easily accessed online. Some other gazettes held are:

  • East Timor - Jornal da república
    • Find in the Library (2003 - 2008)
  • Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
    • Find in the Library (1997 to 2014). Also search for special supplements
    • Find online (from May 2000)
  • Indian Ocean Government Gazettes - Christmas Island and Cocos (Keeling) Islands
  • New Zealand Gazette
    • Find in the Library (1862 to the present)
    • Find online (from 1993)
  • Papua New Guinea National Gazette

Case Study


I am studying the history of the monarchy in the Commonwealth nations. How can I find proclamations issued on and after May 29, 1953, concerning the change in Royal Styles for New Zealand and South Africa? I think they should be in the government gazettes for those countries.

We can start with the dates we already have for this search. Indexes, bound with the gazettes, can be used to check dates after May 29, 1953, for any other proclamations. 

The Royal Titles Proclamation can be found in the New Zealand Gazette No.30, 29 May 1953, page 851. There are no later entries in the 1953 Gazette.

The Royal Style for New Zealand was "Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Her Other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith."

The Government Gazette for South Africa only includes weekly indexes so checking all issues for 1953 will be very time-consuming. Proclamation of the Royal Style and Titles Act can be found on page 1 of Gazette no. 5073, 29 May 1953.

From this date the Royal Style was "Her Majesty Elizabeth the Second, Queen of South Africa and Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth".


The London Gazette is Britain’s oldest continuously-published newspaper. It has recorded significant political events, the everyday working of government and to some extent the lives of ordinary everyday people since the plague of 1665.

Today it is a newspaper only in a very specialised sense, but its role in publishing official information is still a significant one. 

The London Gazette includes names of Australians who were granted honours and awards in conflicts from the Boer War to the Vietnam War

99%+ of London Gazettes are available online


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