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 and feature records and artefacts from a variety of countries including Australia and New Zealand as well as the Asia Pacific region where one of ANZ's forebears, the Union Bank of Australia, opened a branch in Levuka, Fiji in 1880.
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, photographs, architects' drawings, audio-visual recordings and other artefacts.
The archival holdings include records and artefacts of the following:
- Bank of Australasia (1835-1951);
- The Union Bank of Australia Ltd (1837-1951);
- The English, Scottish and Australian Bank Ltd (1852-1970);
- Grindlays Bank (1846-1997);
- 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. All researchers and external visitors who intend to utilise the archival collection are required to sign an access and/or photographic agreement. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, the research service and researcher access to the collection are currently not available.
General historical records about ANZ (Australia)
Manager, ANZ Group Archive
General historical records about ANZ (New Zealand) / The National Bank of New Zealand