Western Australia

Western Australia

Our Western Australia office is open to the public.


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

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

Research centre hours

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


08 9470 7500
A small Australian marsupial Quokka


Wild West


07 Apr 2021 - 25 Jan 2022

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

Black and white photograph of Lydia Janovska sitting in a chair

Touring Exhibition

Spy: Espionage in Australia


30 Oct 2021 - 06 Feb 2022

Spy: Espionage in Australia reveals the personal experiences of secret agents and the curious history of espionage and counter-espionage in Australia. Developed in partnership with ASIO.

Member of the Australian Women's Army Service operating a powerful plane-finder at a northern battle station. NAA: A11663, PA189


Women in wartime


11 Nov 2021

Join us as we remember the service of women in wartime.

To be added


Disease and isolation in Western Australia


25 Nov 2021

Join us for a seminar about WA quarantine services in the 20th century.

COVID-19 safety updates

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 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.


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.


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
WA 6865