State Records Office of WA SROWA

Government of Western Australia, Department for Culture and the Arts.


PLEASE NOTE due to the Queen’s Birthday long weekend, items requested via the online catalogue after midday Friday 22nd September will not be available until Wednesday 27th September.

Learn how to search our catalogue. Order records for use in the SRO's Search Room by registering as a user online.

Submit a digitisation request through the online catalogue by selecting 'request a digital copy for a fee' in the drop down menu. When requesting a digital copy you will be advised if the archive is suitable for digitisation and provided with information about the method of payment. Archives that are restricted, too fragile, or too difficult to handle without potentially incurring damage, will not be digitised.

Some archives are available on microfilm and the majority of these can be viewed in the Search Room during our opening hours.

Digital images that appear in the catalogue are provided for research purposes and any further copying should not be carried out without reference to the Australian Copyright Act 1968 and the SRO. Digital object sizes are identified at the bottom of the description page and are set in mebibytes (MiB). Large objects may be compressed for viewing on the website, which may affect viewing. Please contact us for a copy of the larger file, if required.

For more information about SRO and the State archives collection, please phone us on (08) 9427 3600, email us at, or visit our website.