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Australian GLAMs and COVID-19

Tracking closures, cancellations, and reduced services in Australian galleries, libraries, archives, and museums.

On 24 March the Prime Minister announced that galleries, museums, national institutions, historic sites, and libraries would no longer be allowed to open to the public. As a result, we’re assuming that everything is closed (or will soon close), and we’ll no longer be updating this list. It’s not clear, however, whether this applies to university libraries, so you might want to check with your own institution.

But even while they’re closed to the public, many GLAM insitutions are working hard to make their collections and services available online in innovative ways. We’re now shifting our efforts to document and share these activities. Head over to our new Australian GLAM updates page to see what’s happening, and to share what your own institution is doing.

🛑 All closed



Australian War Memorial

Libraries ACT

Museum of Australian Democracy

National Archives of Australia

National Film and Sound Archive

National Library of Australia

National Museum of Australia


4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art

Australian Army Infantry Museum

Australian Museum

Australian National Maritime Museum

Blue Mountains Library

Chau Chak Wing Museum, University of Sydney

City of Sydney Libraries

Cumberland City Libraries

Fighter World Aviation Museum

Inner West Libraries

National Trust NSW

Newcastle Libraries

NSW State Archives & Records

Powerhouse Museum (MAAS)

Randwick City Libraries

🛑 19 March 2020 – Branches closed until further notice. Events, programs and activities are suspended. More info…

Royal Australian Historical Society

Society of Australian Genealogists

State Library of NSW

Sydney Jewish Museum

Sydney Living Museums

Temora Aviation Museum

Wagga Wagga City Library

Woollahra Municipal Council

Northern Territory

NT Chinese Museum



Australian Army Flying Museum

Brisbane City Council Libraries

Bundaberg Regional Libraries

Cairns Libraries

Fraser Coast Libraries

Gladstone Regional Libraries

Gold Coast Libraries

Gympie Regional Libraries


Institute of Modern Art

Livingstone Libraries

Longreach Libraries

Mackay Libraries

Maranoa Libraries

Mareeba Shire Libraries

Mossman and Port Douglas Libraries

Museum of Brisbane

Queensland Museum

Queensland Police Museum

Queensland State Archives

RAAF Amberley Aviation Heritage Centre

Southern Downs Regional Libraries

State Library of Queensland

Toowoomba Regional Libraries

South Australia

Army Museum of South Australia

Ayers House Museum, National Trust SA

Barr Smith Library

Burnside Library

Cape Jaffa Lightouse

City of Adelaide Libraries

City of Port Adelaide Libraries

Freeling Library

Greenock Library

History Trust of South Australia

Kapunda Library

Migration Museum


Mount Gambier Library

Naracoorte Public Library

National Motor Museum

National Railway Museum

Nuriootpa Library


Santos Museum of Economic Botany

South Australian Aviation Museum

South Australian Maritime Museum

South Australian Museum

South Australia’s History Festival

State Library of South Australia

State Records of South Australia

Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute

Tanunda Library

Tea Tree Gully Library

The Cedars

The Centre of Democracy


Army Museum of Tasmania

East Coast Heritage Museum

Libraries Tasmania


Port Arthur Historic Site


For more information on closures of state-owned cultural institutions in Victoria, see Creative Victoria.


Arts Centre Melbourne, Resource Centre

Australian Army Tank Museum

Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives

Australian Sports Museum

Ballarat Archives Centre

Ballarat Libraries

Bayside City Libraries

Bendigo Regional Archives Centre

Boroondara Library Service

Brimbank City Libraries

Buloke Shire Council Libraries

Burke Museum & Beechworth Historic Precinct

Casey Cardinia Libraries

Castlemaine Art Museum

Chinese Museum

City of Darebin Libraries

City of Melbourne Public Libraries

City of Moonee Valley Libraries

Dalton McCaughey Library

Eureka Centre, Ballarat

Frankston City Libraries

Geelong Regional Libraries

Glen Eira Libraries

Glenelg Libraries

Golden Dragon Museum

Goldfields Libraries

Goulburn Valley Libraries

Grainger Museum, University of Melbourne

Greater Dandenong Libraries

Hellenic Museum

Hobsons Bay Libraries

Hume Library Service

Indigo Shire Libraries

Islamic Museum of Australia

Jewish Museum of Australia

Kingston Libraries

Latrobe City Libraries

Maribyrnong Library Service

Melbourne Tram Museum

Melton Library Service

Mildura Library Service

Mitchell Shire Council Libraries

Monash Public Library Service

Moreland City Council Libraries

Mornington Peninsula Library Services

Murrindindi Library Service

Museums Victoria

National Trust of Australia (Victoria)

Old Treasury Building and Museum

Port Phillip Library Service

Public Record Office Victoria

RAAF Museum, Point Cook

Royal Historical Society of Victoria

Shrine of Remembrance

Sovereign Hill

State Library of Victoria

Stonnington Libraries

Victorian Artists Society

Wangaratta Library

Wellington Library Service

Whitehorse Manningham Libraries

West Gippsland Libraries

Wimmera Regional Library Corporation

Wodonga Libraries

Wyndham City Libraries

Yarra Libaries

Yarra Plenty Regional Library

Western Australia

City of Bunbury Public Libraries

City of Canning Libraries

City of Fremantle

City of Gosnells Libraries

Claremont Community Hub and Library

Fremantle Library

Joondalup Libraries

Museum of Perth

State Library of Western Australia

State Records Office of Western Australia

Town of Victoria Park

Western Australian Museum


Endeavour Library Services

See also

Last updated 24 March 2020, 8:10pm.

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