ANZ Group Archive is the Melbourne-based repository for ANZ's archives; a separate repository is also based in Wellington, New Zealand. ANZ's archives are recognised as a collection of international significance providing information on the economic, social, political, family and local history of Australia and New Zealand spanning the last 170 years.
The archive was established in 1951 with the formation of Australia and New Zealand Bank Limited. The collection focus is restricted to the records of the administration of ANZ and its predecessors and does not include customer records. The collection is predominantly paper-based and comprises minutes, reports, correspondence, legal documents, accounting records, personnel records, photographs, architects' drawings, audio-visual recordings and other artefacts.
Holdings include records of the following major forebears:
- Bank of Australasia (1835-1951);
- The Union Bank of Australia Ltd (1837-1951);
- The English, Scottish and Australian Bank Ltd (1852-1970);
- Australia and New Zealand Bank Ltd (1951-1970);
- The Bank of Adelaide (1865-1980);
- National Mutual Royal Bank Ltd (1986-1990);
- United Permanent Building Society (1939-1987);
- PostBank (1987-1994); and
- The National Bank of New Zealand (1863-2004).
A limited research service is provided to the public for minor historical enquiries. Access to the archive is granted on discretion for major or post-graduate research; researchers are required to sign an access agreement.
General historical records about ANZ (Australia)
Contact the Manager, ANZ Group Archive
Phone: +61 3 8655 7478
Fax: +61 3 8655 7470
General historical records about ANZ (New Zealand)
Contact the NZ Archivist
Phone:+64 4 496 8719
Fax: +64 4 496 7869
General historical records about The National Bank of New Zealand
Contact the Archivist
Phone: +64 4 389 0669
Fax: +64 4 389 0680
General information about ANZ, including current day statistics and organisational structure is also available at About us.