The Department of Community Services controls most New South Wales records relating to child and youth migrants. Records relating to individuals, such as case files and correspondence are closed to public access for 100 years. Records such as registers and indexes are closed to public access for 80 years.
People wishing to access restricted records can contact their nearest NSW Department of Community Services Centre (listed as 'Community Services Department of' in the NSW White Pages) and complete a 'Person Enquiry Form'. There are more than 70 centres throughout NSW.
People living interstate can contact the Department's Care Leaver Records Access Unit on 1300 137 160 or 02 9716 2500. Reverse charge calls are accepted.
To find our your local Community Services office please contact Community Services Head Office:
4-6 Cavill Ave, Ashfield NSW 2131
Locked Bag 4028, Ashfield NSW 2131
Phone: (02) 9716 2222
Fax: (02) 9716 2999
NSW Department of Community Services, 164-174 Liverpool Road, Ashfield NSW 2131
Service Improvement Unit, Department of Community Services, Locked Bag 28, Ashfield NSW 1800
Telephone: (02) 9716 2668
30 April 2014
Cite this: http://www.findandconnect.gov.au/guide/nsw/NE00824
First published by the Find & Connect Web Resource Project for the Commonwealth of Australia, 2011
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