In the first few years of the colony, gazette notices were published in the South Australian gazette and colonial register, available on microfilm at the State Library or online via Trove.
Gazettes were published separately from 1839 onwards. Hard copies are kept on open access in the Government Publications collection, and also available online.
1839 - current: Hard copy Government Publications Collection
1839 - 1999: AustLii database (joint project of Piper Alderman and the State Library of South Australia)
1999 - current: SA Government Gazette website
An index was published annually to 1876; after which it was published half-yearly and is bound with the gazettes.
Online holdings for State and Territory gazettes
The State Library holds a range of interstate gazettes in hard copy, but coverage is incomplete, and varies by state. These gazettes are held offsite and can be retrieved on Mondays and Thursdays. Library staff can help you locate these records in the catalogue. More information about interstate gazettes can be found on this National Library guide.
Gazettes provide the official record of announcements and decisions made by Governments.
Items dealt with include:
The State Library aims to collect a complete set of these documents for South Australia and the Commonwealth.
The Commonwealth of Australia gazette. Government notices. Index covers the current year's issues of the Government Notices, and related Special and Periodic series going back to 1977. Indexing is by subject and by names of individuals and organisations. Notices about the making and date of operation of legislation are indexed directly under the title of the legislation.
Along with ‘General notices’ a number of agency or subject-specific series have also been published, including ‘ASIC’, ‘Business’, ‘Food Standards’, ‘Public Service’, ‘Special’, and ‘Tariff Concessions’.