All National Archives buildings are currently closed to the public.

Western Australia

Western Australia

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

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  • Mon–Fri Closed
  • Sat–Sun Closed


08 9470 7500

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

Office opening hours

9.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Fridays, closed public holidays.

Research Centre

9.30am to 4.30pm, Tuesday to Thursday, closed 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