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.
Our office and research centre are closed on public holidays.
Entry to the National Archives is free.
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.
All public areas of the National Archives are wheelchair accessible.
A toilet with disabled facilities is located near the Research Centre.
Visitors with recognised assistance animals, including guide and hearing dogs, are welcome.
PO Box 239