Western Australia

Western Australia

Our Western Australia office is open to the public.

Address

National Archives WA Office
Ground Floor, William Square
45 Francis Street
Northbridge WA 6003

Get directions

Hours

  • Mon–Fri 9:30am–4:30pm
  • Sat–Sun Closed

Research centre hours

  • Tue–Thu 9:30am–4:30pm
  • Fri–Mon Closed

Phone

08 9470 7500
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Online Exhibition

#ArchivesAtHome

Online exhibitions and events, archival photos, collection favourites, kids' activities and more.

A small Australian marsupial Quokka

Exhibition

Wild West

Perth

07 Apr 2021 - 01 Sep 2021

Discover stories of encounters with shy numbats, graceful black swans and cute quokkas.

Perth General Post Office and the street showing parked cars and people crossing

Event

WA Office Open Day

Perth

17 Apr 2021

Join us for an exciting open day at our WA Office, focusing on the history of the General Post Office building and Forrest Place.

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Event

Animals in the Archives

06 May 2021

Encounter the pets, the pests and the public service animals that can be found in the National Archives of Australia’s collection.

COVID-19 safety updates

Due to physical distancing requirements, the number of people allowed in the research centre at once is capped and time limits may apply.

If you are feeling unwell, please postpone your visit. We would love to see you when you are feeling better.

We appreciate your patience and support as we work through this together.

The collection in Perth

The Western Australia Office in Northbridge incorporates a research centre, seminar facilities, an exhibition space and administration offices for Perth staff. It is a convenient one-stop shop for all your National Archives needs, from viewing records to taking in the latest display of collection material.

The National Archives now has a dual-site operational model in Western Australia, with access services (Northbridge) and records storage (Belmont) in separate locations.

This change means records must now be ordered in advance. To avoid delays we encourage researchers to contact us before they visit.

Visitor information

Our office and research centre are closed on public holidays. 

Entry

Entry to the National Archives is free.

Getting here

Car parking

Limited street parking is available in front of William Square. 24-hour undercover parking is available a short walk away beneath the State Library in the No 11 Perth City Council car park. Check alternative parking in Northbridge and the CBD.

Buses

The National Archives is a short walk from the Perth Railway Station and the Wellington Street Bus Station. Blue CAT Buses stop close by in William Street.

Taxis

Taxi pick up and drop off is at the Williams Square entrance.

School buses and coaches

There is limited bus parking the business entrance. Parking is also available at the rear of the building by prior arrangement.

Onsite accessibility

Wheelchair access

All public areas of the National Archives are wheelchair accessible.

Toilet facilities

A toilet with disabled facilities is located near the Research Centre.

Assistance animals

Visitors with recognised assistance animals, including guide and hearing dogs, are welcome.

Postal address

PO Box 239
Northbridge
WA 6865