Search the archives

City Archives is currently updating their online search, however property information will not be available to search until early October. If you used to use the old Archives online search to look for property records, you can access it here. This will be replaced in October by Archives Online.

Search the archives

Use Archives Online to find:

  • documents, files and correspondence
  • Council publications
  • maps and plans of the city.

If the items you wish to view have not been digitised, you can contact Archives to arrange to see them. We may be able to digitise them, for a fee.

Building plans, permits and consents

The archives search is for historic research only. If you are looking for building plans, or copies of building permits or consents, you can make a request for these through the Building Consent Search Service.