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Getting a Thesis

University of Sydney Theses

  • Print copies of all University of Sydney PhD. and Masters (Research) theses awarded up to 2014 can be viewed in the Rare Books collection, Level 1, Fisher Library. Some theses awarded prior to 2014 are available on open access, in the repository.
  • The Conservatorium, Health Sciences, Nursing and Sydney College of the Arts libraries also hold some theses, search the Library Collections to find them.
  • Theses awarded from 2014 onwards are freely available online to all staff and students of the University of Sydney. Many are also freely available on open access to members of the public. Search the Postgraduate Theses Repository to find the thesis you want.

Purchasing a University of Sydney Thesis

For theses that are not digitised or available on open access, we accept requests from all Libraries and private researchers within Australia and internationally for copies of whole theses.

All requests for copies of material held at the University of Sydney Library must comply with the Copyright Act of 1968.

To order, complete and sign the appropriate form:


  • If the thesis is already digitised, you will find it using information from Finding a thesis.
  • If it is not in the Postgraduate Theses Repository, digitisation will be required and the cost as per the below table.
  • Thesis requiring digitisation
    Price (including GST)
    Overseas supply
    AUD $150
    Via CloudStor 3 – 4 weeks
  • Already digitised thesis
    Price (including GST)
    Overseas supply
    AUD $15
    Via CloudStor 1-2 weeks