Due to COVID-19 Coronavirus precautions, the SRO is currently closed to the public and we are unable to process requests to view archives at the SRO until further notice. We are still accepting requests to digitise State archives through the SRO's online catalogue.

Due to maintenance SRO's online catalogue will be offline from 5pm Wednesday 1 April until 8am Thursday 2 April 2020 - apologies for any inconvenience.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are warned that SRO's online catalogue includes the names of deceased persons. The SRO also acknowledges that accessing some of this material can be confronting.

Learn how to search our catalogue.

Register online to make a digitisation request. You can also submit a digitisation request through our main website. When requesting a digital copy, we will subsequently advise you if the archive is suitable for digitisation and provide you with information about the method of payment. Archives that are restricted access or difficult to handle without potentially incurring damage are not generally digitised.

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.

For further information about the SRO and the State archives collection, please visit our main website or email us at sro@sro.wa.gov.au.