Picture Noosa is online collection of historic images that depict the history, heritage and development of the Noosa region and show how the area looked in days gone by.

View or search for images at Heritage Noosa .

Donating images

All images in the Picture Noosa collection are sourced from private collections and are added to the Picture Noosa collection regularly.

If you have photos, slides or negatives that you are interested in donating to the collection, please contact the Heritage Coordinator. Original materials loaned to the library are scanned and returned to the owner.

Using the images

It is intended that the images in Picture Noosa will be used for general viewing, private study or research.  They may not be duplicated, modified, published or used for any other purpose without express written permission of the copyright holder.


Copyright laws are in place to protect the creators of artistic and literary works (including photographs). Australian copyright law includes: Copyright Act 1968, Copyright Amendment (Digital Agenda) Act 2000, Copyright Amendment (Moral Rights) Act 2000.

Ownership of copyright

Many of the images in the Picture Noosa database are out of copyright. They were taken before 1955 and the copyright has lapsed. Where this has occurred the images are in the public domain and copyright clearance is unnecessary. In all cases where an image is still in copyright, permission to copy must be obtained from the copyright owner. The responsibility to identify the copyright owner and to obtain permission to use the image, rests with the person who wishes to use the image. For current advice contact the Australian Copyright Council. 

Indigenous Australians are advised that Picture Noosa may include images or names of people now deceased.

Family History

Copies of the images may be ordered by contacting the Heritage Coordinator – fees may apply.

Email: heritage@noosa.qld.gov.au
Phone: 07 5329 6534
Mail: Heritage Coordinator
Noosa Library Service
PO Box 141
Tewantin, QLD, 4565