Ordering digital images

How to order digital images of items from the Library's collections, including information about formats, delivery times and prices.

What you can order

You can order digital images of many collection items, including:

  • paintings, drawings and illustrations
  • photographs
  • maps.

Some of these are in the Library's general collections. Others are rare or original material in the special collections.

How to order

To order digital images, you'll need to:

  1. Complete and submit the online form.
  2. Check the email we send you with the finalised cost.
  3. Pay for your order by card using the Library's secure payment portal.

If the images can be copied, we'll send them by email as an attachment or file transfer link. This will depend on the file size and the number of files in your order.

Contact us if you have any questions about ordering digital images.

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Copyright and permissions

You must make sure you understand the copyright rules before submitting your order.

The Library is not responsible for any costs or claims of copyright infringement in relation to copies of images supplied.

Information you'll need

When you complete the online form you'll need to supply:

  • your contact details
  • details of the image from the catalogue
  • any custom imaging requirements.

You can order up to 10 images per form. There's no limit to the number of forms you can submit.

After you've submitted the form, we'll check to confirm that the images can be copied.

Image specifications and delivery

ImageSpecificationsDelivery methods

General purpose

Suitable for general use, web or print reproduction (up to A4)

File size: 3 MB to 5 MB
Format: JPEG
Quality: 300 dpi
Colour: RGB or Greyscale

  • File may be compressed to achieve desired file size
  • Scaled to A4 (29 cm on longest side)
  • Cropped to relevant image
  • Rulers, tags and colour bars are not shown
  • Email (as an attachment or file transfer link)

Contact us to find out about other delivery methods. Additional charges may apply.

High resolution

Suitable for reproduction in publications, exhibitions and large-scale printing

File size: 30 MB to 120 MB
Format: JPEG or TIFF
Quality: 300 dpi
Colour: RGB or Greyscale

  • File size varies depending use and type of material
  • Scaling depends on type of material and size of original item
  • Full edges of item and scales, tags and colour bars are shown

Digital image prices

Prices include 10% GST. Orders from outside Australia are exempt from GST.

Delivery times are for email or file transfer. Allow additional time for postal deliveries. 

ImageStandard delivery
(15 business days)
Express delivery
(10 business days)
Rush delivery
(5 business days)
General purpose$22 per image$33 per image$44 per image
High resolution$45 per image$67.50 per image$90 per image