Historical Aerial Photography

Geoscience Australia is the custodian for Commonwealth vertical and oblique aerial photography. Dating from 1928, the photos provide an accurate historical record of the land, and form an important part of Australia's spatial information.

We are currently working to ‘unlock’ the archive through a digitisation process that involves scanning and georeferencing thousands of images and flight diagrams.

More information on this project can be found here.

Additionally, copies of the imagery can be ordered here.