Issue Details: First known date: 1932... 1932 Audit Bureaux of Australia, including Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) and Circulations Audit Board (CAB)
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

Type of Media

Newspapers and magazines

Access for Researchers

By appointment

Content Summary

  • Audit Bureau of Circulations:
  • Reports/summaries in bound volumes, 1937-2006 (later years are digital)
  • Meeting minutes in bound volumes, 1932-2006
  • Annual reports in bound volumes, 1934-2006
  • Applications: publishers, advertising, advertising agencies
  • Rules: changes and ballots on rules, rule reviews, surveys, c1994-2006

Circulations Audit Board:

  • Summaries in bound volumes, 1957-2006 (later years are digital)
  • Meeting minutes in bound volumes, 1957-2006
  • Annual reports in bound volumes, 1957-2006
  • Applications: advertisers and advertising agencies
  • Ballots on rules, 2000s

ABC and CAB:

  • AGMs, c2000-2007, Press clippings, Correspondence (1990s-2000s), Company (member) files, Media releases and articles, Bylaws and rules, Rules and ballots on changes going back to the beginning


  • International Federation of Audit Bureaux of Circulations, meetings and reports, 1990s-2000s


The Audit Bureaux of Australia have been auditing media circulation for about 75 years.

Reports/Summaries, minutes and annual reports, and some other files, such as media clippings and media releases, are available for outside researchers. Most other material requires clearance from the organisations to which it relates and can be requested via the ABA.

All summaries/reports for both ABC and CAB have been digitised, as well as other organisational documents. Online access to historical material is provided on request for research or study purposes.

Some current documents (e.g. rules and guidelines, annual reports) are available on the website.


Audit Bureaux of Australia, Audit Bureau of Circulations, Circulations Audit Board, newspapers, magazines, press, surveys, advertising, organisational documents

Contact Name

Ms Heather Craven, Director of Marketing


Level 8, 15 Blue Street, North Sydney, NSW 2060

Phone and Fax

Ph +61 (2) 8912 6001, Fax +61 (2) 9956 8220


Website Link 1

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Affiliation Notes

  • This record is included in AustLit because it forms part of the Media Archives Project. AustLit does not comprehensively cover Australian Archives.

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