Visits to the Archives must be by appointment. Contact us by email (, and please allow at least two weeks notice.

Please bear in mind, too, that room at the Archives is limited, and we only have desk space for a few visitors at a time.

Some of our material is kept off-site, and some visits will involve Archives volunteers locating relevant material. It will help if you explain your research project in as much detail as possible, including word limits and any deadlines that you are working to.

During most of the year the Archives’ public access day is Thursday, from 10.30 am till about 4 pm, breaking for lunch about 12.30 pm. If Thursdays are not convenient, we try to arrange other times, but that will depend on volunteers’ availability (ALGA is an all-volunteer organisation).

We don’t hold our Thursday access days over summer, but we can try to arrange other times. Our normal arrangements resume in mid-February.

The Archives doesn’t have onsite telephone or internet access for visitors. A photocopier is available, with a small charge per page for use. Digital cameras are permitted subject to approval from the Archives. Copyright restrictions apply, and audio-visual material in general may not be copied.

Users of the collection will need to complete ALGA’s Access Agreement (pdf).

Our access agreement includes some important responsibilities of researchers (pdf), which protect our collection for the future.

We are located in the offices of Victorian AIDS Council, 615 St Kilda Road, Melbourne. All visitors must make prior arrangement with the Archives before visiting.