Welcome to the website of the Sir Richard Kirby Archives—an historic repository dedicated to preserving the history of Fair Work Australia and its predecessor bodies.

Based at Fair Work Australia's Melbourne headquarters, 11 Exhibition Street, the Archives contains a range of material including documents, photographs and oral history interviews. It is overseen by a committee which also runs an exhibition program.

For further information contact the Fair Work Australia's Library and Records Manager on 03 8661 7823 or send an email to librarian@fwc.gov.au.

Check our Online catalogue to see what's available.

© Commonwealth of Australia 2012

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