The Charles Sturt University Regional Archives and University Art Collection serves as a combined-function repository located at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga.

While our primary focus is to support the University, its staff, and students, we also extend our services and advice to the general public. Anyone with an interest in Australian art or our region's history is welcome to visit us or reach out to our knowledgeable staff.

Since 1973, we have been collecting archival material from the Riverina and Murray regions of New South Wales. Our Archive Collection now spans over 4500 linear metres, preserving valuable historical records from our area. Additionally, the Art Collection, which has been officially curated since 1996, features a high-quality selection of twentieth-century Australian artworks, some of which date back to the University's many precursor institutions. You can find many of these captivating pieces displayed throughout the University's various campuses.

Please explore our rich collections and immerse yourself in the fascinating world of Australian art and southern NSW heritage.

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Archival collection

Our archival collection is managed as four distinct parts: University Records, State Archives, Regional Records, and The Page Research Centre Collection. We also have a small library of genealogical resources which includes the NSW Archives Resource Kit, local histories and directories, and a select local newspaper collection.

Art collection

The Charles Sturt University Art Collection has been professionally curated for nearly thirty years now and has grown to have a strong focus on quality twentieth century Australian art. Much of the collection is on display throughout the many campuses of the University.


The Charles Sturt University Regional Archives has collaborated with numerous researchers over the years to enhance the University’s understanding of its history and the institutions that preceded it. Some of the publications are now accessible online for download, while others can be found in our Search Room.