Archives and Special Collections

Our University Archives and Special Collections are distinct and valuable collections. University Archives collect and maintain records relating to Deakin University. This includes records on Deakin's people, groups, predecessor institutions and societies. Our Special Collections contain research items which need special care. This includes historic, rare or fragile items that are valuable both as objects and for research.


Waterfront Exhibition Gallery

The Waterfront Exhibition Gallery often hosts world class exhibits on key research themes. Check back for upcoming events, or view our digital exhibitions below.

Search and support

Search Archives

Find archival records, finding aids and digitised copies of University Archives

Search Special Collections

Find books, pamphlets, manuscripts and other material

Help and support

Learn more about what we collect and why, get help using our collections in your research, and find out how to transfer records to us.

Get in touch

Plan your visit

Book an appointment with our expert staff, or visit our Burwood and Waterfront spaces.

Plan your visit


Antony Catrice
University Archivist
+61 3 9244 6730

Special Collections

Kristen Thornton
Special Collections Librarian
+61 3 5227 8253