COVID-19 collecting drive

State Library of Queensland needs your help to collect ephemeral material – unwanted flyers, posters, signs, mail-outs – which have been created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

It is important to collect and preserve content that reflects the experiences of Queenslanders during this unique period in our history. Flyers, signs, posters and mail-outs provide plenty of information and insight into local community responses, and the social and economic impact of coronavirus on our state.

If you have any material we ask you to post it to:

Collection Building team
Queensland Memory
State Library of Queensland
PO Box 3488
South Brisbane QLD 4101

Donation enquiries can be directed to our Donation enquiry form.

Did you know we are also collecting digital COVID-19 related ephemera?

Robyn Hamilton - Lead, Collection Building, State Library of Queensland



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I have begun an online digital album:Lens On A Pandemic at


Hi Robyn,
The Heritage Collection team at Mackay Regional Council Libraries have been compiling relevant ephemera and local news articles in digital format over the past few months. Can you please make contact with me via email to discuss what / how we can share this information with you?
Kind regards
Kate Balderson

Oh. I read this the other day and thought there was some way we could email them to you?
I took photos down the main street of Buderim here on the Sunshine Coast.
Also have some emails that businesses sent.

The teddy bear hunts and the children’s art on the sidewalk are worth noting.