The Australian Queer Archives (AQuA - formerly the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives, ALGA) is a non-profit organisation committed to the collection and preservation of material reflecting the lives and experiences of Australian lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, brotherboy and sistergirl life. Since its establishment in 1978, the collection has grown to over 500,000 items, constituting the largest and most significant collection of material relating to LGBTIQ+ Australians, and the largest collection of LGBTIQ+ material in Australia.

All items reproduced online are copyright to the Australian Queer Archives and are available for research purposes, they are not to be reproduced without the Archives' permission.

Our collection

Since its establishment the collection has grown to over 500,000 items (~700 shelf metres), covering a broad range of library, archive, museum and gallery material, including personal papers and organisational records, periodicals, books, posters, photographs, audiovisual and sound recordings, newspaper clippings, theses, articles and pamphlets, ephemera, badges, t-shirts, banners, objects, born digital objects etc.

Themes: Building community life, Shaping cultural and creative life