Maps Collections

Digitised subdivision plans

The Library holds thousands of suburban and town subdivision plans.

These are mostly real estate agents’ advertisements or surveyors’ sketches created between the 1880s and 1930s as large estates were broken up and sold.

Many of them are beautiful pictorial records of the subdivision. They were often pasted onto telegraph poles and placed in shop fronts to entice people to the auction. Some are annotated with sales prices and block sizes.

They are a great source for local and family historians, heritage consultants and those interested in the history of their house.

We're gradually digitising the plans, working alphabetically with a few exceptions. We'll update the list as the plans are digitised.


To find them in our catalogue, type in the name of the suburb or town and then type in the words subdivision plans.  You can view the digitised subdivision plans, by clicking on Full Text Online in the 'Refine my Results' column on the right hand side of the page.  In the results, each record has an 'online access' link which you can click on to view it.   You can then click on a larger view of the map or a 'zoomable' view.   

Tip: Check surrounding suburbs as often subdivision plans may overlap suburban boundaries.

Tip: Your suburb isn't digitised yet or want to see what else we hold? Search our catalogue and type in the name of your suburb and the keyword 'subdivision'. Example.

A-Z

A |  B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z 

A

Choose your suburb and click on "Online at the State Library of NSW" for the digitised plans. Use the "List of subdivision plans in this collection" for information that may help your search.

B

Choose your suburb and click on "Online at the State Library of NSW" for the digitised plans. Use the "List of subdivision plans in this collection" for information that may help your search.

C

Choose your suburb and click on "Online at the State Library of NSW" for the digitised plans. Use the "List of subdivision plans in this collection" for information that may help your search.

D

Choose your suburb and click on "Online at the State Library of NSW" for the digitised plans. Use the "List of subdivision plans in this collection" for information that may help your search.

E

Choose your suburb and click on "Online at the State Library of NSW" for the digitised plans. Use the "List of subdivision plans in this collection" for information that may help your search.